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William E. "B.J." JohnsonApril 27, 1937 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 80)
William E. “B.J.” Johnson, 80, of Wintersville, Ohio died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He was born in Steubenville on April 27, 1937 the son of the late James W. and Margaret Hamilton Johnson. He was preceded also in death by his wife Sandra L. McClain Johnson whom he married on March 5, 1995; sister Dolores Colmer; brother Raymond Johnson and step son Richard A. Cole II. Bill retired from Weirton Steel Co. as a crane operator after 35 years of service and was also employed at Timet. He was a member of Wintersville U. M. Church and a 1955 graduate of Steubenville High School. He served in the US Army Airborne from 1955-1958 and US Marine Corps. from 1958-1961. Bill also held membership with Steubenville Masonic Lodge 45, Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville, Steubenville Shrine Club (chairman of crippled children since 1983), Aladdin Temple of Columbus, ASHAC Aladdin Shrine Hospital Assn. and served on the Board of Governors in Erie, PA. He was a Kentucky Colonel and member of Wellsburg Moose Lodge. He is survived by his children Marilyn (Brian) Haught of Follansbee, WV, Peggy (Kevin) Craft of Wellsburg, WV, Brian (Gloria) Johnson of Follansbee, WV and Bobby (Shele) Johnson of Wintersville; six grandchildren Nicole, Marcy, Justin, Katie, Tanner and Hunter; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m., where funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Steuben. Masonic services Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Steubenville Shrine Club.