JOHN T. JOHNSON, 70, of Mattoon, IL passed away surrounded by his family at 7:32 A.M. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at his residence in Mattoon.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Broadway Christian Church, 1205 South 9th Street in Mattoon, IL. Rev. Greg Sexton will officiate.
John was born on October 30, 1945 in Mattoon, IL. He was the son of Harold Louis Sr. and Mildred Loraine (Shelley) Johnson. He married Linda Kirby on October 15, 1994 in Mahomet, IL.
He is survived by his wife Linda (Kirby) Johnson of Mattoon, IL, one daughter, Amy (Johnson) LaBarbera and her special friend Bill Hastings of Urbana, IL, one step-son, Tim Keysear and his wife Beth of Springfield, IL, one step-daughter, Tabitha Keysear of Washington, IL, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Carol Barger and her husband Dick of Neoga, IL, Bev Golladay of Mattoon, IL and Nancy Stark and her husband Dave of Catlin, IL and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold Louis Johnson Jr.
John was a member of the American Legion in Mattoon, IL and he and Linda attended the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon.
He retired from Service Equipment in Mattoon from the trucking industry.
John loved NASCAR, car shows and the ocean. He also loved spending time with his family and friends and passed away with his family surrounding him.
Memorials may be made to the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon or to Lincoln Land Hospice.