William E. Johnson

January 24, 1931November 13, 2012

William E. Johnson, of Arnold, Mo., passed away on November 13, 2012. Loving husband of Lessie Hoofman Johnson (nee Deeter) and the late Edith O. Johnson (nee Brooks). Father of William E. (Melanie) Johnson, Matthew E. Johnson, Nancy (Gary Johns) Braswell, Melissa A. (Carl) Croci, Priscilla S. (Paul) Thornton; stepfather of Dale (Pam) Hoofman, Joseph (Suzanne) Hoofman, John Hoofman, Emily Owens, Patricia (Gary) Gerrein, and Franklin (Kelli) Hoofman. Adoring grandfather of 7, great grandfather of 5, 66 step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Brother of Johnny Johnson, Marcella (Bill) Mathes and Mary Steelman.

Bill was an uncle, great-uncle, cousin and dear friend to many. He never met a stranger, loved fishing, hunting, reading, gardening, mushroom hunting, the St. Louis Cardinals, story-telling and travels with his loving wife Lessie and her siblings, Billy Deeter and Roberta Hall.

Vistation to be held at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Mo. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17 at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Interment at Mt. Pleasant United Baptist Church, Belleview, Missouri .


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2012

William E. Johnson

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Norman Steelman

November 14, 2012

To the Wife and Family of my Mother's brother (my Uncle)
Matthew, 5;14--Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. It's hard to let someone we love go, but for they go to a better place, and it is written that we shall meet them again. We Love each of you