Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Paul Lyman Johnson, Sr., passed peacefully from this life on June 19 from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Paul was born March 19, 1949, son of Moroni Edison and Gertrude Lucy Pratt Johnson; the youngest of three children.
He grew up in Barnard and graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1967.
Paul worked all of his life in the logging industry or operating equipment.
Paul was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many callings in the church throughout his life. At the time of his passing, he was Sunday School President of the Taylorsville 20th Ward.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Mercedes, children Paul (Windy) Johnson, Jr.; Jamy (Theresa) Johnson; Tammie Johnson; Joseph (Bethany) Johnson; Douglas Johnson; Andrew Johnson; and Rick (Louise) Churchill, all of Vermont; Chris (Stacy) Johnson; Charlie (Shianne) Johnson, of Utah; step-children Julie Castillo; Jose Castillo; Julimer Castillo of Venezuela; sister Sharon Eva (Albert) Rice; brother Moroni Salice Johnson, Sr., both of Vermont; 11 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and 15 nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents.
As per Paul’s wishes, he will take his last logging truck ride to his final resting place in Washington, Vermont. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Maple Hill Cemetery, 100 Carrier Road, Washington, Vermont.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Joe Johnson at 299 Brackett Road, Fairlee, VT 05045, to help with funeral expenses.
This obituary first appeared in the July 10, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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