Paul Junior Johnson, 71

August 18, 2010
  • Paul Junior Johnson

AUG. 19, 1938-AUG. 16, 2010

Paul Junior Johnson, 71, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born Aug. 19, 1938, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Edgar and Mary Elizabeth (Benchoff) Johnson.

He was the husband of 29 years to the late Rebecca Ellen (Taylor) Johnson, who died July 17, 1990.

Paul retired in 2003 from Frederick Training, Frederick, Md. He was a truck driver for more than 14 years.

Paul is survived by his second wife, Lia E. (Soto) Johnson; two sons, Brian D. Johnson and Rodney W. Johnson; three daughters, Christie D. Koontz, Paula K. Dagenhart, all of Hagerstown, and Brenda D. Shafer of Maugansville, Md.; one brother, Harry L. Johnson of Greencastle, Pa.; five grandchildren, Mandi L. Johnson, Justin R. Shafer, Tana M. Peterson, Laci D. Johnson and Shi A. Johnson; and one great-grandson, Camden T. Shafer.


In addition to his parents and first wife, Paul was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth L. Hasenbuhler.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Pastor Ronald K. Faith will officiate.

Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4101.

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