James Herman Johnson, 74, of Springfield, passed away at 5:43 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.
His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington, with Reverend Sylvester Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022, at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, prior to the funeral service.
The interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington.
Herman was born on October 01, 1948, in Frenchmans Bayou, Arkansas, the oldest son of James and Pearl Lee (Wilford) Johnson. In 1970, he joined the United States Army, where he honorably served 2 years. While in the Military, he received a National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal, Vietnam Campaign medal, and Good Conduct medal. On June 07, 1980, he married Daisy Lee (Hamilton) Johnson.
Herman completed a 4-year apprenticeship with the IBEW 197 union as an Electrical Worker. He worked as an Electrician for Illinois State University for 20 years before retiring in 2010. Herman accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior during his youth. He was an active Member at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Bloomington for many years before becoming a church member at Northside Church of Christ in Bloomington with his wife. In 2015, he and his wife Daisy moved to Springfield. He was currently a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Springfield.
Herman was a very lovable person, and he never met a stranger. He was very generous and would help people in any way that he could. Everyone knew that he loved to always look and smell good. He loved writing and performing music. He loved his family and long-time friends.
Surviving is his Wife, Daisy Lee Johnson of Springfield, his children, Jarred (Samimah Houston) Moore of St Louis, Oona E. Hastings of Tampa, James Anthony Johnson of Springfield, and Joy Renee (C.J.) Willis of Springfield; grandchildren, Dominick Davis of Arizona and Zion Williams of Tampa, Stefan Moore of Arkansas, Jaila and Justin Moore of Texas, and Malik Watkins of Springfield; Great-grandchild, Noah Moore of Arkansas; siblings, Sylvester Johnson of Normal, John E. Johnson of Bloomington, Michael A. Johnson of Indianapolis, Donald R. (Lisa) Johnson of Bloomington, Josephine (Francis) Sargent of Peoria , Leatha Pearl (Jeffrey) Martin of Shelbyville, and Kenneth D. (Carolyn) Johnson of Bloomington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Emma Edwards, and Bobbie Lee Johnson.
Friday, October 21, 2022
4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)