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Dennie Lee Johnson, 69, Casey County, KY (1950-2019)

Dennie Lee Johnson, of Liberty, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Stanford. He was 69 years of age.

Funeral services are 10amCT/11amET Monday, September 23, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Brother Danny Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery. Visitation after 6pm Sunday.

Leon Buck, Doug Johnson, Robert Lynn, Donald "Bud" Mathews, David McKinney, Billy Morris, Cameron Cain, and Johnny Maupin will serve as Dennie's pallbearers. Dan, Kaden, Brady, Kyler, Klara, and BoRaya Johnson, will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Born May 8, 1950, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Hubert Lee and Mildred Absher Johnson and his uncle, John Whited, who raised him. Dennie was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, where he also served as deacon and song leader. He was well known as being the manager of Southern States, in which he retired with 36 years of service. Dennie was a farmer, lifetime honorary FFA member, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Craftsman Masonic Lodge #722 F.&A.M. He was also a trustee for the Casey County Baptist Association, Chairman of Ethics Board of Casey County, and a member of the Casey County Hospital Board for over 25 years. But most of all, Dennie's life was centered around his grandchildren.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Sue Ellen Atwood Johnson of Liberty, whom he wed December 17, 1971; two sons, Dan (Judy) Johnson of Liberty and Doug (Kelly) Johnson of Somerset; five grandchildren, Kaden, Brady, Kyler, Klara, and BoRaya; and five sisters, Anna Lou Wethington of Ohio, Janice Smallwood of Liberty, Judy Wells of Ohio, Pat Wilkey of Liberty, and Rose Gentry of Ohio.

In addition to his parents and his uncle, Dennie was preceded in death by one sister, Rita Pendleton.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Gideon's International.

Dennie's funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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Dennie Lee Johnson, 69, Casey County, KY (1950-2019)

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