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Homer D. Johnson

April 4, 1933 — December 15, 2021

Homer D. Johnson, age 88, of Morehead, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Edgewater Nursing andRehabilitation Center in Frenchburg. He was born April 4, 1933, in Pike County, a son of the late William and Gladys Castle Johnson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Richard Johnson,Phariscine Collins, and Gloria Gaddy. His wife of 65 years, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Mullins Johnson, whom he married August 28, 1954, preceded him in death onDecember 13, 2019. Homer is survived by one daughter, Kristi Johnson of Morehead; three sons, Rickey Johnson and Janet of Jeffersonville, Terry Johnson and Julie of Means, and Randy Johnson of Pikeville; seven grandchildren, Tina Johnson, Tammy Johnson, Colby Shane Johnson, Trisha (Harland) Moon, Andrew (Jenifer) Johnson, Cody Robinson, and Brad Johnson; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Shirley (Jerry) Divoky of Georgia, Phyllis Jane Conley of Michigan, Billie Jean Little of Prestonsburg; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family; and friends. In 1977, Homer and Gwen established the Oasis Market in Pikeville, which they owned until it changed to the Oasis Pawn Shop in 1992. For a number of years, they owned a farm in Rowan County and moved to the farm permanently in 1984. He was an elder and member of Holly Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Homer loved to sing in church and enjoyed collecting guns and knives. He will be greatly missed by all. In Morehead, visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351. Achurch service will be held at 7 p.m. at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Monroe Craig officiating. In Pikeville, visitation is 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Lucas & Son Funeral Home, 2931 US 23, Pikeville, KY 41501. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Lucas & Son Funeral Homewith Brother Monroe Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Park at Pikeville, Ky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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