Born in Louisville, KY, June 30, 1932, he was the son of the late John Louis Johnson and Anna Johanna Hoffmann Johnson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War and was retired from AT&T. Joe was an avid golfer and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Yates Johnson; four children, Angela Schmalz of Franklin, Robert L. Johnson of Wingdale, NY, Susan Barnes of Brewster, NY and Bruce D. Johnson of Waynesville; two brothers, John Johnson of CA and Thomas Johnson of Ohio; two sisters, Dorothy Zipperle of Louisville, KY and Ruthie Vincent of IL; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 10, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Tien Duong will officiate.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.