VARDAMAN – Donnie Lee Johnson, 65, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1948, in Vardaman.
He was a member of the Vardaman United Methodist Church in which he served as a member of the church administration board and as a church representative of the Calhoun County Cluster. He was also an active member of the Calhoun County Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. He was a Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge #527. He was retired from the maintance department with Weyerhaeuser Co.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Vardaman United Methodist Church with Bro. Harold Robinson officiating and Bro. William Montgomery and Bro. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial, with full Masonic Rights, will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Brenda Bluhm of Winona, Minn., and Gloria Johnson of Vardaman; two brothers, James Johnson of Vardaman and Johnnie Johnson of Harvest, Ala.; three nieces, Michelle Johnson of Vardaman, Alison Johnson of Harvest, Ala., and Tiffany Turberville of Vardaman; two nephews, Walter Bluhm of Kasson, Minn., and Johnnie Johnson Jr. of Athens, Ala.; three great-nephews; two great-nieces; an uncle, John Earl Johnson; and an aunt, Elizabeth Dye.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Forest and Lois Dye Johnson; and a niece, Bridget Turbeville.
Pallbearers will be White Baker, Clifton Cardwell, Terry Dauzat, Calvin Dye, Jake Jordon, Kenneth Scott, Jesse Strider and Danny Suggs.
Honorary pallbearers are Danny Bailey, Tom Bailey, Bill Davis, Bob Hannaford, Steve Johnson, Robert Earl McGregor, Jimmy Moore, Van Walls and William Price Wright.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.