John Herman Johnson

John Herman Johnson, age 89, of Buckhannon, WV and formerly of Hollister, CA died on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV.

He was born on June 20, 1934, in Mesa, Arizona, a son of the late Ruben and Gladys Winters Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Johnson; one son, William “Bill” Johnson; one brother, Robert “Bob” Johnson; and two sisters: Dorothy “Dot” Garner and Marian Demos.

He was united in marriage on May 13, 2002, to Helen Summers, who survives in Buckhannon, WV. He is also survived by one daughter, Karen and husband Danny Zanella of Hollister, CA; one son, John Michael Johnson of Spotsylvania, VA; two stepdaughters: Tia Verches and husband William Bluhm of Ben Lomond, CA and Sara Verches of San Leandro, CA; one stepson, Ramon and wife Holly Verches of Ashland, KY; two grandsons; Kevin and wife Andrea Zanella of Eagle, Idaho and Dominic and wife Brittney Zanella of Hollister, CA; one step granddaughter, Myle Bluhm; two great grandchildren; Zoë and Declan Zanella.

John was retired as a Senior Master Sergeant with twenty-four years of service in the US Air Force. He was a member of the Buckhannon Moose Lodge #598 and the Buckhannon Elks Lodge #1736. He loved woodworking and classic cars.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 22, 2024, from 4-6 PM. Funeral Services and burial will be in Hollister, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.

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