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Donald "Billy" Johnson

August 24, 1935 — February 19, 2021

Donald "Billy" Johnson, 85, of Utica died Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Born August 24, 1935 in Daviess County to the late Albert and Dorothy Johnson, Billy graduated from Tech High School. He was a quiet and laid-back guy with a high degree of mechanical skills. This led him into the maintenance field where he worked at G.E. for over 35 years before retirement. Billy enjoyed NASCAR and was himself an avid race car driver. He loved the outdoors and loved to hunt, especially ducks, being a very active member of Ducks Unlimited.

In addition to his parents, Billy also was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Taylor Johnson in 2009 and a granddaughter, Sherri Stewart in 2016.

Survivors include his children, Jim Johnson of Utica, Randall Malone of Van Nuys, California, Donald Johnson Jr (Janice) of Reo, Indiana, Allison Guffy of Whitesville and their mother, Shirley Gillaspie of Whitesville; stepchildren, Alan Taylor (Amy), Janice Logan, and Linny Taylor (Carla); grandchildren, Don Johnson III, Cory Johnson, Grant Johnson, Scott Guffy, Samuel Guffy, and Abigail Guffy; step grandchildren, Leigh Ann Sharp, Clay Taylor, Kristen Sepsi, Jennifer Beck, Chad Taylor, and Emily Durham; four great-grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren; favorite aunt, Bessie Fort.

Visitation for Billy Johnson will be Thursday from 10:00 until 1:30 pm at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory followed by a funeral service with limited attendance. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Those attending the visitation and funeral service shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and social distance. For visitation please enter the doors on the Triplett Street side of the building.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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