Mr. Johnson passed away of natural causes at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, at his daughters home in Brentwood, Tenn. He was surrounded by his family and faithful dog Louise when he passed.
Harvey Johnson was born on March 22, 1927, in Denver, Colo., to Clarence Johnson and Rene St. Germaine Johnson.
He was an electro-mechanical designer for the Burroughs and Ex-Cell-O-Corporations. He joined the United States Navy on his birthday in 1945. He lived and worked in Alaska on the Alaska Railroad and Great Northern Railroad and he traveled across the country on a motorcycle in June and July of 1947.
Harvey was an avid amateur astronomer with the Detroit Astronomical Society. He was a member of the Rescue Our Cemetery Between the Rivers Preservation Organization. Harvey was also a local artist known for his unique woodworking and bowl turning which had been displayed at the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanora “Lee” Johnson; brother Harold “Hal” Johnson; and sister Olive “Ollie” Christner.
Harvey Johnson is survived by two daughters, Kristen Miller (and husband Ken) of Howell, Mich. and Amanda Herring (and husband Kevin) of Brentwood, Tenn.; one son, Erik Johnson (and wife Noriko) of Rochester Hills, Mich.; four grandchildren, Kevin Miller and Stephen Miller of Howell, Mich., Andrew Herring of Franklin, Tenn. and Kyle Herring of Brentwood, Tenn.
Memorial donations may be made to: Janice Mason Art Museum, P.O. Box 303, Cadiz, KY 42211.