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W. Leo Johnson
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W. Leo Johnson, 85, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord July 28, 2018. He was born July 3, 1933 in Rock Springs, AR to Joe and Sarah Ethel (Merriott) Johnson.

Leo was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He worked as carpenter until he retired. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting with his kids and grandkids. He was a member of Quarry Mountain Hunting Club. His favorite pastime was sitting on his front porch watching his chickens and goats graze. He was a long time member and deacon of Millcreek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Vera Loveda Johnson, three brothers, Arthur Johnson, Ed Johnson, and Austin Johnson, three sisters Dorothy Herron, Eva Harper and Ivy Bates.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry (Cathy) Johnson and Larry (Martha) Johnson all of Hot Springs; seven grandchildren Renee (Dustin) Yeager of Jacksonville, TJ (Kayla) Taylor, Erica (Daniel) Roberts, Matt Taylor, Kevin Johnson, Joshua Johnson, and Kaylee Johnson all of Hot Springs; Seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; special friend Mary Jane Bates.

Bro. Johnny Graves will officiate along with Bro. Teddy Hill. Pallbearers will be TJ Taylor, Billy Amos, Tod Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Dustin Yeager, JJ Johnson, Joshua Johnson, and Lawrence Ault.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Millcreek Baptist Church.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs.

A celebration of Leo’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Crestview Cemetery.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913





10:00 AM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913


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