Gary W. Johnson, 70, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:35 P.M. June 10, 2019, at Nature Trail Health Care Center. Gary was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and worked at Barbeque Haven. He enjoyed going out to eat. Gary also loved music and movies. He loved to tell jokes and make up new ones. Gary was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 21, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Jerry Brown officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Gary’s honor to Park Avenue Baptist Church. Call Newell Funeral Home – Mount Vernon at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.
Gary is survived by his brother, Jerrell G. Johnson of Mount Vernon, Illinois.
He was born January 31, 1949, in Mount Vernon to the late Roy O. and Mary Lou (Johnson) Barnett. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Johnson.