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Wilmer E. Johnson

January 4, 1939 — April 25, 2023

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at The First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs. Rev. Don Disotell will officiate the services. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Wilmer Johnson was a native of Elba, LA, and a longtime resident of Krotz Springs.  He passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at his residence in Krotz Springs at the age of 84.  He was a pile driver and worked for several companies during his career.  He worked mainly on the river, L J Ortis Tugboat builder, Delta Tank, and several plants in Baton Rouge.  He enjoyed doing woodworking and welding projects as a pastime.  He previously enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, coon hunting, and fishing in his younger years.  He knitted and constructed his own hoop nets.  Wilmer was known for his beautiful vegetable garden in his yard.  His family was extremely important to him, and he cherished spending time with them.    He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his son, Ethan "Poppa" Johnson (Jonalyn Beard Johnson) of Prairieville; and his daughter, Lisa Johnson Dufour (Cliff Dufour) of Baton Rouge; brother, Joseph Ray “JoJo” Johnson, Jr. of Prairieville; two sisters, Ella Mae Thellen of Prairieville; and Gurley Payton (Vernon) of Melville.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Blake Johnson (Heather), Amber Johnson (Caleb Dupre, Sr.), Hunter Dufour (Christine Dufour), and Seth Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Harley Duplechain, Caleb Dupre II, Gunnar Johnson and Paisley Dupre; and daughter-in-law, Janice Johnson of Krotz Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Glory Juanita Devillier Johnson; son, Brian "Chris" Johnson; parents, Joseph Ray Johnson, Sr. and Eva Mae Dix Johnson; four brothers, Alton Johnson, Clevon Johnson, James Edward “Ed” Kimble, and Ross Jake Kimble; sister-in-law, Bonnie Johnson; and brother-in-law, Jim Thellen.

Pallbearers will be Harley Duplechain, Caleb Dupre II, Seth Johnson, Hunter Dufour, Blake Johnson, Gunnar Johnson, and Caleb Disotell.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Street, Krotz Springs, LA 70750. (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 27, 2023

9:00am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home (Krotz Springs)

239 8th Ave, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs

740 Front St, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Burial

Thursday, April 27, 2023

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church Cemetery - Krotz Springs

740 Front St, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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