2017-05-11 / Obituaries


Hal Johnson, 94, of Grove Hill passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017.

He was born March 10, 1923. He was a Mississippi native. He lived most of his life in Monroeville.

He was a World War II Veteran in the Pacific Theatre, serving with the United States Marines 4th Division. He fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the war. After the war he was active in retired veterans’ groups and made trips back to the Pacific to visit. He owned and operated his own timber and logging company with his business partner Billy Jackson. He was a past president of the Alabama Forestry Association.

He was a member of Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley.

Survivors include two sons, Hal Harper Johnson, Lamar Johnson, both of Grove Hill; three grandchildren, Kelly Johnson, Coleman Johnson, Seth Drinkard; two great-grandchildren, Allison Johnson and Lauren Slayton; two great-great-grandsons, Justin Slayton, Rowan Gage Drinkard.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Johnson and Mrs. Agnes West Johnson.

The service was May 3 at 10 a.m. at Horeb Baptist Church with Rev. Shewmake officiating. Burial was at the McConnico Cemetery.

Condolences may be left on the online registry at www.johnsonfh.org.

Johnson Funeral Home directed.


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