Wendell Eugene Johnson passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the age of 91. He was a native of Woodstock, Illinois and a lifelong resident of Jefferson, Louisiana.
Wendell was a very adventurous and fiercely independent man. His accomplishments were many, including service in the US Army as a paratrooper, deep sea diver, high rise steel fabricator, banjo player, clogger, runner and triathlete. He has traveled across the United States, including a motorcycle ride to California, where he attended dive school and short term residence in Alaska, where he and a friend operated a diner. Upon moving to New Orleans, he started working at Walker-Roemer Dairy, delivering milk to schools and restaurants. After going to trade school for data processing, he worked for N.O. City Hall, then Ochsner Clinic, from where he retired. Wendell was fond of practical jokes, he liked old country music, and was kind and generous. He was loved by many and we will all be grateful for having known him.
Devoted husband of the late Janie Kelly Johnson. Loving father of Shawn Johnson (Anna) and Terry Johnson (Charlene). Caring grandfather of Kellie Johnson Futrell (Jay), Andrew Johnson (Jordan), Matthew Johnson (Mariah), Stephen Johnson and Janie Johnson. Also, great grandfather of Warren and Jameson Johnson. Son of the late Dwight Winfield Johnson and Ruth Lawson. Brother of the late Lois Goins, Velma and Chuck Johnson. Uncle of Rick Goins Jr. and Debbie Goins Varga. To share memories and condolences please visit www.tharpsontheimerfh.com
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