William G. Johnson

William G. "Bill" Johnson, 73, of Booneville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Fort Smith. He was born Dec. 18, 1940 in Dallas, Texas.

He was a retired veteran of the Navy, a member of the American Legion, the Long Ridge Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ione. He was a very loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather, and friend.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Pat Warren Berry; his father, Loyd Berry; one sister, Camille York; and one brother, Jack Berry.

A graveside service was held Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Carolan Cemetery near Booneville, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Booneville.

He is survived by his wife, Rosetta "Rose" Johnson of the home near Booneville; five daughters, Shirley Hester of Booneville, Lorretta Williams of Danville, and Becky Nelson, Cheryl Nunnalee and Veronica Mora, all of Lubbock, Texas; sons, Vic Parnell of Lubbock, Texas, and Carol Franklin, Eddie Dean Franklin, Clyde Franklin, Joe Franklin, James Franklin, Jessie Franklin all of Booneville.

Pallbearers were Jason Franklin, Robert Franklin, Rayne Shigley, Jeremy Franklin, Brandon Franklin, Trey Franklin, Cody Franklin and J. W. Franklin.