Farmington – Ray H. Johnson, 79, of Farmington, passed away at 5:40 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born on March 20, 1940 in Glasford, IL to Marion and Mildred (Ashby) Johnson. He married Diann Anderson on August 4, 1961 in Galesburg, IL. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2010.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jed Johnson, and one sister, Peggy Johnson.
Ray is survived by three children, Jeffrey (Laura) Johnson, Lynn (Jim) Youngman, and Julie (Robert) Lockhart; seven grandchildren, RayLynn, Taryn, Kelsi, Marissa, Jayla, Kyler, and A.J.; three great-grandchildren, Paxtyn, Adalyn, and Zayne; and two sisters, Carolyn Hobbs and Marian Barnes.
Ray was a coal miner in Kentucky and southern Illinois, then, for most of his career in central Illinois. He was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church and the Farmington Masonic Lodge #192. He was an avid sports fan, card player and often enjoyed fishing . He enjoyed coaching, playing, and being involved in many sporting events. Most of all he loved his family and making memories together.
Services will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Masonic Rites will be held from 5:45 PM until the time of service. A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM before the services. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg, IL. Rev. Walter Carlson will officiate. Memorials may be made to Farmington High School Softball or First United Methodist Church of Farmington. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com