Kenneth David Johnson
Keysville, GA – Kenneth David Johnson, 78, loving husband of 59 years to Betty Jean Geisler Johnson, peacefully entered into his eternal rest late Friday night, March 26, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services to celebrate his life will be held in the Keysville United Methodist Church Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday morning, March 30, 2021 with Rev. Ed Chance officiating.
Because of the family’s respect and concern for public health and safety during this COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that social distancing and other safety precautions be followed. The wearing of face masks is strongly encouraged during any gathering.
The only son born to the late Daisy Ellen Eason Johnson and the late David Booker Johnson, Kenneth was a life-long resident of the Matthews-Keysville area. After graduating from Wrens High School in 1960, he farmed for about a year before going to work at Burns in Louisville, after which he worked at Proctor and Gamble, retiring with thirty years of service. After retiring, he did side-jobs as a carpenter and handyman—that is, when he wasn’t on the golf course. He met the love of his life at church, married two years later and started their family. Being into sports, he coached Dixie Youth Little League baseball, was the football and baseball coach for the middle school at Thomas Jefferson Academy, was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan—GO DAWGS!—and a fan of anything the grandchildren were involved in. He enjoyed going to the lake and was President of the North Jefferson Campers Club. He also liked to ride bikes when visiting Hilton Head. Kenneth could be found most mornings at McDonald’s joining his buddies to share a cup of coffee and to talk about sports, politics, and community events. Kenneth accepted Jesus at a young age, serving Him at Keysville United Methodist Church where he was a Board Member, a Trustee, and a member of the Cemetery Committee. He was known as being fair-minded, honest, congenial and a good, loyal friend. Kenneth had an unconditional, absolute love for his family—his grandchildren filled his heart with joy. The void left by his passing cannot be filled but his memories will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
Other survivors include his three sons, Keith Johnson (Angie), Kenny Johnson (Meredith) and Kevin Johnson (Sherie); six grandchildren, Zach Johnson (Bailey), Parker Johnson, Mason Johnson (Calleigh), Logan Johnson, Madison Johnson and Drew Johnson; a not-yet arrived great granddaughter, Chanley Anne Johnson; three sisters, Joyce Weatherford, Gail Lemon (Tom) and Gwen Hallum; nieces, nephews, other extended family and many friends. Pallbearers will be Mason Johnson, Zach Johnson, Parker Johnson, Drew Johnson, Casey Lemon, Michael Lemon, Tim Stovall and Davey Weatherford.
The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Keysville UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Dianne Stewart, 8219 Hwy 88 E, Keysville GA 30816.
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