William Harold Johnson, Sr., 94, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Born in Shreveport, LA, he was a son of the late Jimmy H. and Daisy L. Johnson.
He was a resident of Henderson County and prior residences include; Louisiana, Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Washington, DC, Ruanda and Congo, Africa, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.
He received a BA in Theology from Emmanuel Missionary College, Berrien Springs, Michigan and Master of Divinity from SDA Seminary, Washington DC. He was Ministerial Pastor for General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 1945-1986.
He was a Clock Builder/Repairman Extraordinaire. He was an avid reader and lover of nature and his God.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Wilma Jean Johnson; a daughter, Sharon Tachenko and her husband Michael of Chattanooga, TN; two sons, Harold Johnson and his wife Laura of Hendersonville, NC and Malcolm Johnson and his wife Peggy of Baker, MT; Seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Pastors Carl Ashlock and Marc Swearingen will officiate. The family will receive friends ? hour prior to the service in the mausoleum chapel. Entombment will be private.