Donald Johnson

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Donald L. "Gabby" Johnson, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was born May 26, 1940, in McClure, Ill., son of John Lowell and Corean Waterman Johnson.

Johnson had been manager of the Purple Crackle in East Cape Girardeau, Ill. He was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, American Legion Post in Alexander County, Ill., and Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau. He was formerly of McClure, Ill.

Survivors include a son, Donald L. Johnson Jr. of East Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Misti Johnson of Jackson, Gina Johnson of East Cape Girardeau; a sister, Norma Masters of Gulfport, Miss.; seven grandchildren, Ashley Johnson, Tempi Cavanaugh, Christian Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Brianna Hobbs, Aric Hobbs and Dawson Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at McClure with full military honors by VFW Post 3838, and Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna, Ill.