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The Rev. Lewis Johnson, 77, husband of Catherine Johnson, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Harvey and Annabelle Williams Johnson. He was a member of the first integrated class to graduate from Woodford County High School. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and a graduate of the FA Cannon Operations at Fort Sills, Okla. After serving in the Army, he joined the U.S. National Guard for 10 years. He worked for Joyce J. McCauley for over 35 years. He was also a member and associate minister at First Baptist Church, Versailles. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Angela Johnson, Christopher (Kathryn) Johnson, Whitney Johnson, and Jarrod Johnson; a brother, Henry Lee (Wanda) Johnson; two sisters, Mary Francis Wheat and Christine (Robert) Brown; three grandchildren, Azaria Johnson, Aliyah Johnson, and Aubrey King; and numerous nieces and nephews. A sister, Dorothy Tyler, and two brothers, Billy and Clarence Johnson, are deceased. Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 10, at First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors. Casket bearers were Scott Bean, Tony Bean, Wayne Johnson, Tom Tom (Thomas Wheat), Randall Johnson, and Tink (Lois Barnett). Honorary bearers were David Greene, Ken Pickens, Howard Jones, Felix Maxberry, Sam Burns, Joe Campbell, Benny Stone, and Dr. Kenneth Hines. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

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