Roy James “Jim” Johnson, of Sunman, was born on December 6, 1943, in Illinois, a son to Henry and Viola Way Johnson. He married Una Faye Johnson and she preceded him in death. Jim was affiliated with the Living Word Apostolic Church. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, truck driving, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren and family. Jim’s favorite quote was, “I love you more.” On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the age of 77, Roy passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
Those surviving who will cherish Roy’s memory include his children, Pamela (Ray) Sloan of Batesville, Denise (Scott) Simms of Milan, Jean (Joe) Parrish of Rochelle, IL, Jimmy (Lori Rose) Johnson of Sunman, and Dencil Spurlock of Batesville; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and 1 sister, Wilma Johnson of IL. Besides both of his parents and his wife, Roy was preceded in death by 3 daughters, Carol Lamberth, Betty Yorn, and Denise Spurlock; as well as 2 brothers, Max and Albert Johnson.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman, from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Little Memory Cemetery.
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