Lewisburg – R. Wellington Johnson, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Peyton Hospice House.
Wellington was born on Jan. 27, 1924, in Sinks Grove, to the late J. Dewitt and Mae Halstead Johnson.
He graduated from Union High School and attended Marshall University before enlisting in the Army where he served in Korea and Germany. Following his military service be was employed for 36 years by the Farm Credit Service and then purchased Greenbrier Real Estate which he operated for 25 years. Wellington was a charter member of the First Baptist Church in Fairlea, where he served as a deacon since 1960.
Other than his parents, Wellington was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Hilda S. Johnson; three brothers, Ray Johnson, Joe D. Johnson, and Edward L. Johnson; and a sister, Thelma Wilkerson.
Survivors include his sister, Faye Fleet; a son, John M. Johnson (Kim Carter); and two daughters, Jane Johnson Eggleston (Ron) and Ruth Bartenslager (Arthur). His grandchildren are Annie Lorensen, David Johnson, Zach Bartenslager, Alison Bartenslager, Abbie Bartenslager, Autumn Eggleston Fogel (Aaron), Kevin Eggleston (Iris) and a great-granddaughter, Molly Sue Eggleston.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Jan. 15, at the First Baptist Church of Fairlea where Dr. Dallas Smith officiated. A reception followed in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
Friends called on Sunday evening, Jan. 14, at the First Baptist Church in Fairlea.
Donations of sympathy may be made to the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea or to the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 841 Washington Street West, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.