Johnson, Johnnie F.

May 23, 2008

On Thursday, May 22, 2008, JOHNNIE F. JOHNSON, 85, of Hampstead, died at his home. Born November 23, 1922 near Long Pine, NE., he was the eldest of four children. In 1928, the family moved to Wyoming to find work in the oil fields. In 1940, after graduating from High School, he joined the Wyoming National Guard, which was called into Federal Service in September of the same year. He was sent to Europe to help with the W.W. II war effort and stayed two and a half years. At the conclusion of the war, he decided on a career in military service. He retired from the USAF in November 1961, as a Master Sergeant with over 21 years service. He then found employment with the Federal Civil Service and worked for the Social Security Administration for 20 years more. He had many interests including photography, stained glass and furniture making. He was an enthusiastic and accomplished woodworker. He also created many copper garden features. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Puckett; two brothers, Walter Johnson of Newcastle, Wyoming and Carl Johnson, Crawfordville, FL and a sister Doris Rogers, Gillette, Wyoming. The body will be cremated and the ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery. By his wishes, there will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313 or to the Carroll County Humane Society, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21157. Arrangements are by Eline Funeral Home, Hampstead. Online condolences to www.elinefh.com

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