Richard Dean Johnson

February 4, 1943 – January 10, 2022

Richard Dean Johnson, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at I.U. Methodist Hospital.

Born February 4, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Coy and Hazel (Sullivan) Johnson. He married his wife, Janie (Jones) on January 25, 1970, and she survives.

Richard (Dick) was a hard-working truck driver for many years. He was an amazing, smart-witted, loving husband, dad, papaw, and brother who loved his family deeply. He loved to go fishing, deer hunting, and mushroom hunting. He wanted to teach all the great-grandkids how to fish with him. He especially loved his wife cooking him breakfast that was his favorite meal of the day. Also, we can’t forget about his dogs. He took his dogs everywhere with
him specially to go get a cheeseburger.

Survivors include his dearest wife, Janie Johnson, of Bedford; a brother, Lloyd Johnson, of Heltonville; children, Sonya (Tim) Lagle, of Bedford, Richard Johnson, Jr., of Bedford, Shannon (Carol Banks) Johnson, of Bedford, David Johnson, of Bedford; grandchildren, Stacia Johnson, Kyiana (David) Hess, Keasha (David) Cobb, Richard Johnson, Brittany Grissome, Mathew (Taylor) Johnson, LaShay Asbury, Dakota Stinson, Javen Workman, Kaylynn (Jordan) Cavins, Dakota Johnson, Gage Johnson, Alexus Johnson, all of Bedford; several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Johnson; sisters, Norma Box, Betty Smith, Wonda Harley, and Mary Black; a great-grandson, Blaydon Cobb, and a great-granddaughter, Legacy Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18th at the Peerless Trinity Pentecostal Church, 30
Peerless Church Road, Bedford, with Pastor Aaron Swafford officiating. Burial will follow at Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at the church.

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