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William (Sapp) Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017)

He was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the patriarch of a large, respected family. He was the son of the late William Henry & Cleophas Goldsmith Johnson, and the widower of Geneva Flowers Johnson. He leaves 15 direct living descendants. His final resting place will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, near Fairplay, Adair County, KY.

William (Sapp) Johnson, 80, of Campbellsville, KY, died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4125 Johnson School Road, Columbia, KY.. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Friday, September 1, 2017 at the funeral home.

William (Sapp) Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017)

He was born Tuesday, August 17, 1937, in Taylor County, KY. He was the son of the late William Henry & Cleophas Goldsmith Johnson. He died Thursday, August 24, 2017, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 80 years, seven days.

He was was preceded in death by his wife; Geneva Flowers Johnson in 2007.

Survivors include:
  • Three daughters: Linda Bea Johnson of Illinois; Sherri Matthews (Oscar) and Britnee Posey all of Campbellsville, KY

  • One brother: Don Johnson (Rose) of Florida

  • Three sisters: Harriett Jackson of Atlanta, GA; Adeline Johnson of Aurora, IL; and Jackie Johnson of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Shaun Johnson (Tanisha), Sherita Johnson, Antaues Simmons (Liz)

  • Nine great-grandchildren

  • And several other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of William (Sapp) Johnson
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements

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William (Sapp) Johnson, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2017)

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