Michael Wayne Johnson, 56, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, previously of Marion, Kentucky, was received into Heaven on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 12, 1961 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. Michael was the devoted husband of Darla (Phillips) Johnson. They married on February 18, 1983 in Marion, Kentucky and were blessed with 35 years of marriage.
Michael was the loving father of Jessica Strain and husband, Matt of Bonnie, Illinois and Aaron Johnson and wife, Lacey of Fairview Heights, Illinois; cherished grandfather of A.J. Strain and Levi Strain, both of Bonnie, Illinois; and dear brother-in-law of Diana Herrin and husband, Don of Marion, Kentucky.
Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Lois (Haney) Johnson and brother, Mitch Johnson.
Mike served in the Kentucky National Guard from 1983 to 1989. He was a member of Grace Community Church in Mount Vernon and he pastored churches in the Mount Vernon community. Mike loved the Lord, his family, his church, hunting, and fishing. He held a special love for his dog, Birdie. He will be greatly missed.
A Visitation will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jason Newell officiating. Memorials may be made in Michael’s honor to the Johnson Family, in care of Darla Johnson.