|Joseph S. Johnson 69, of Abingdon, Illinois died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 1:10 AM at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born April 5, 1944 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Loren D. and Eva L Bell Johnson. He married Barbara J. Eastman on June 15, 1973 in Galesburg, Illinois. She survives him in Abingdon, Illinois.
He is survived by his three step children; Glenda (Norman) Oeth of Galesburg, Illinois, John Vaughn of Knoxville, Illinois and Angie Jones of Fairland, Oklahoma. Also surviving is his mother, Eva Johnson of Abingdon, Illinois, two step granddaughters, Jennifer Corbin of Knoxville, Illinois and Melissa Oeth of Galesburg, Illinois and three step great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Sharon Swank (Roy) of Abingdon, Illinois and two brothers, Mike (Jeannie) Johnson of Galesburg, Illinois and Otis Johnson of Warsau, Wisconsin.
His father and three brothers, Johnny, Carl and Larry preceded him in death.
He worked as a farmhand for Carlson Farms in Galesburg, Illinois. He loved country music and collecting toy John Deere Tractors.
Cremation rites are accorded. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com