Jack L. Johnson, age 72 of Brazil, died at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2005, at his residence south of Brazil.
He was born June 4, 1933, in Clay County, Indiana, as the son of Joseph and Wilma Roeschlein Johnson. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951. During the Korean War he served as an aircraft mechanic with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He married Delores June Nussel February 28, 1954 in Stubenville, Indiana.
He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 841 and farmed on his own farm. Jack was active in community organizations where he served as President of the Van Buren Sports Booster Club 1974-1976, director of the Clay County Farm Bureau Credit Union for 16 years and Clay County Commissioner from 1988 to 1996. In 1993 he was awarded the Clay County Focus Award for his service in the Public Sector.
He enjoyed his family, especially watching his grandchildren in their sports activities. He enjoyed woodworking and sports including fishing, hunting, and bowling.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Delores; two daughters, Deborah Herbert and husband Randy of Carbon and Joetta McCullough and husband Andrew; three sons, Jack Johnson Jr. and wife Toni, Bret Johnson and wife Becky and Bradley Johnson and special friend Tammy; granddaughters Jennifer Ferrell and husband Jamie of Indianapolis, Bradi Johnson, Ashley McCullough, and Kelly McCullough all of Brazil; mother-in-law Elizabeth Nussel of Brazil; sister-in-law Martha Stott of Evansville; grandsons Bowie Johnson of Evansville, Jason Johnson, Jesse Johnson, and Jeremy Johnson all of Brazil; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Private family funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home with Pastors Dennis Alstott and Tom Roeschlein officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1127 and American Legion Post 2. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 South 1st Street, Terre Haute IN 47807. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.