October 3, 1920 - April 8, 2012
Johnson, William O., of Kirkwood, Missouri, was born October 3, 1920, in Maplewood, Missouri, to Oscar and Olive (nee Hance) Johnson, and entered into rest, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his residence in Kirkwood, Missouri, at the age of 91 years, 6 months and 15 days. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Anna Janice (nee Thierauf) Johnson (Married May 1, 1943 in Saint Louis, Missouri), and two (2) siblings, Francis Johnson and Catherine Sedgewick. He is survived by three (3) children, Richard (Lee) Johnson, of Greer, South Carolina, Linda Detweiler, of Sherman, Texas and Robert (Frances Kay) Johnson, of Houston, Texas, six (6) grandchildren, Lauren Ashley Correll, of Saint Louis, Missouri, Charles David (Barbara) Detweiler, of Raleigh, North Carolina, James Michael (Melissa) Detweiler, of Clovis, New Mexico, Andrew John (Sarah) Detweiler, of Dennison, Texas, Kelly Ann (Rob) Johnson-Hutchison, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Jacquelyn Elaine (Eli) Champion, of Modesto, California, five (5) great-grandchildren, Connor, Keegan, Colin, Claire, and Hannah, sister-in-law, Ruth Frese, of O’Fallon, Missouri, Special friend of Jean Zahn and Charles Detweiler, and many other relatives and friends. William was a devoted husband and father. He was a lover of music, art, painting, and traveling. He was also an accomplished musician playing saxophone with the Gateway City Big Band. Mr. Johnson was a pilot in the United States Air Force and was a true hero to this country and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Memorial service to be held Monday, May 21, 2012, at 11a.m. at Kirkwood United Church of Christ, 1603 Dougherty Ferry Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Contributions to a Veterans organization of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Cremation Society of St. Louis, 10305 Big Bend, Kirkwood, MO 63122, (314) 205-0022.
Johnson, William O., of Kirkwood, Missouri, was born October 3, 1920, in Maplewood, Missouri, to Oscar and Olive (nee Hance) Johnson, and entered into rest, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at his residence in Kirkwood, Missouri, at the age of 91... View Obituary & Service Information
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