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Hillard Johnson

Hillard Johnson, 85, of Horse Branch, Kentucky passed away on January 15, 2023, under the care of Ohio County Hospice at his sons’ residence.  He was born March 9, 1937, to the late Homer and Arziney Embry Johnson.  Hillard was a longtime farmer and dearly loved raising cattle, hunting, and fishing. He most loved listening to Bluegrass music and his Grandbabies.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joan Albin Johnson in 2007 and three brothers, Chelcie Johnson, Randall Johnson and Thornton Johnson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Dennis (Kim) Johnson of Horse Branch; one Brother, Milford Johnson of Horse Branch; four Grandchildren, Corrie Porter,  Monica ( Adam) Johnson,  Lacey (Justin) Porter and Stephen (Haley) Woomer and several great grandchildren.                                                                   

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday January 17, 2023, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Gerald Geary officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery near Horse Branch.  Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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