Jesse Johnson

White Mills, KY Jesse Johnson, 82, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was born August 11, 1937 in Sonora, KY to the late Ray and Katie (Skaggs) Johnson. He was a graduate of Lynnvale High School, class of 56. After a short stint at University of Kentucky, Jesse worked for Naval Ordnance for 30 years and retired December 1993. He was a Volunteer Fire Fighter for White Mills Fire Department for 35 years, badge #8431. Jesse loved to farm, work in his garden, and was an avid UK fan. Jesse served his country in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in April 1959. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Vanley, Garland, and Ralph Johnson; his sisters, Mary Leigh Goodin, Edith Mae Henderson, and Loretta Taylor. He was also preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Lynnsey Nicole Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 50 years, Betty Louise Leslie Johnson; his two sons, Gregory Lee (Cheri) and Harvey Lynn (Karen G.); precious grandchildren, Jessica Rock Miller (Bradley), Bryanna Johnson, and Justin and Trevor Troutman; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Payton, and Brayden. Surviving brothers are Ray (Anita), Alan (Helen), Ken (Kimberly) Johnson and a sister, Vonda (Cordell) Tabb. Jesse will be sorely missed by all that knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Crusade for Children, American Cancer Society, or White Mills Fire Department. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Underhill officiating. Burial will follow in Sonora Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and continues after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, June 17, 2020 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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