Russell Johnson, Jr., 73, Doolittle Mills

Russell Johnson, Jr., 73, passed away on November 28, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born in Sulphur, Indiana on October, 3, 1947, son of the late James Russell and Ruby (Seaton) Johnson. Also preceding him in death were brothers, Robert, in infancy and James Leo Johnson.

Russell was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam and was the recipient of a Purple Heart. He was united in marriage on December 8, 1970 to Sharon Wright.

After working road construction, Russell retired from Local #749 in 2003. He enjoyed fishing, rabbit hunting, tinkering in the garage, going to yard sales, gardening and swapping stories every day at the local store. Above all, he looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Sharon Johnson, Doolittle Mills; children, Lisa Brown (Keith), St. Croix, Jennifer Underhill (Heath), Doolittle Mills and Brian Johnson (Kayla Ball), Tell City; grandchildren, Blaine Persinger (Shaylyn), Rikki Esarey (Jordan), Braedon Persinger, Blake Tucker, Brynnan Underhill (Ethan Emmons), Jaron Underhill (Karissa Gayer), Chelsie, Paige and Taylar Johnson; great grandson, Grayson Esarey and his siblings, Mary Lou Summers, Georgetown, Virginia Hublar and Eddie Johnson, both of Floyds Knobs, Jerry Johnson, Sulphur and Linda Zahn, New Albany.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, where there will be a military presentation. Brother Al Madden will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00AM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doolittle Mills Cemetery.

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