PITTSFIELD – Jack Johnson, 76, of Webb Road, died, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, with his wife by his side, at his home. Jack was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Logan, W.V., the son of J.D. and Mary Johnson. He married Rebecca Wilder, July 29, 1976, and together they made many wonderful memories. Jack served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Army in Korea, Vietnam and Germany. After retiring from the Army, he worked for the city of Laurel, Md., for 20 years as a maintenance supervisor. Jack enjoyed his boat very much. He loved camping and tinkering on his ’75 Plymouth Duster and his ’87 Chevy pick-up. Some very special times were spent traveling around with Rebecca; her parents; and his brother in-law, Carl and his wife, Susan. He was an avid collector of nutcrackers, eagles, steins and cars. Jack was a member of Meridian Lodge No. 125, Pittsfield; Royal Arch Chapter No. 57, Pittsfield; St. Omar Commandery No. 12, Waterville; Mount Lebanon Council, Oakland; Bethlehem Chapter No. 36, Order of the Eastern Star, Pittsfield; American Legion Post No. 60, Maryland; and a 15-year member of Solid Rock Church of God, Pittsfield. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; his daughter, Linda Johnson of Georgia; three granddaughters, Heather, Jessica and Christy; a great-granddaughter, Anna Maria; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Susan Wilder of New Gloucester; a sister-in-law, Lucy Goodnite and her husband, Sam, of Corbin, Ky.; nieces, nephews; and two very special friends, Ron and Cynthia Lewis of Pittsfield. He was predeceased by a daughter, Anna Marie Dinnel; and a son, Jack Johnson Jr. A Masonic service will be held noon Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield, with a memorial service after officiated by the Rev. Dana Perkins. Interment will be held after the service at Maine Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Grand Chapter Charity Permanent Fund, care of Corley Anne Byras, Grand Secretary, Order of the Eastern Star, P.O. Box 119, Bowdoinham, ME 04008.
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.