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Arnold Johnson

Funeral Services celebrating the life of Arnold Johnson, 82, of Hebron, were held April 5, 2017, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home, Virgie, Kentucky. Burial with full military honors followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Floyd County, Kentucky.

Arnold passed away at his home on March 30, 2017. He was born in Speight, Kentucky, on June 4, 1934, the son of the late William Payne and Della (Meade) Johnson.

He served honorably in the U.S. Army, and retired from Lakewood Local Schools where he had served as both teacher and Lakewood Middle School principal. An active member of the Hebron community, he was a member of the Hebron Lions Club and the Hebron Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the Licking County Retired Teachers Association. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and traveling.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Johnson; his brother, Forrest Dale Johnson; many nieces and nephews; and his devoted caregiver of seven years, Mike Matthews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Garland, Farlin, Marvin, Hershell, Clifford, Carmel, Hurley, Okie and Everett “Buster” Johnson; and his sisters, Isabelle Burke, Odgie Anderson, Barbara Spurlock, Lina Tackett and Melphia Hall.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to The Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058. An on-line guest register is available at Please log on and share a message of support with the Johnson family.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Johnson family.

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