Rev. George  Johnson


Rev. George J. Johnson, 58, of Washington, Indiana, received the best present by spending Christmas with Jesus, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at I.U. Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was one of 10 children born on March 8, 1960, in Seymour, Indiana, to George Washington and Eliza (Noble) Johnson.
George had lived in Washington for the past 19 years, moving there from Bedford. He was the minister for the Washington Church of the Nazarene for the past 19 years. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan and a St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. He enjoyed college football, fishing and traveling to the Smokey Mountains as often as he could, with hopes of seeing a bear, and he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Johnson of Washington; son Rev. Andrew and Lydia Johnson of Princeton; twin daughters, Ashley and Phil Diaz of Washington and Brittany and Thom Ireland of Washington; seven grandchildren, Eliza and Cooper Johnson, Lilly and Liam Diaz, Caleb and Emma Ireland and Emily Steelman; eight siblings, Raymond Johnson (Martha), Willard Johnson (Connie), Richard Johnson (Marilyn) and Marie Baker (John), all of Bedford, Frank Johnson (Mary) of Princeton, Mary Allman (Wayne) of Seymour, Betty Dion (Tommy) of Santa Fe, Texas, and Edith Kemper of Massachusetts; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John P. and Gerri Jones of Bedford.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Eliza Johnson; a brother, Graden Johnson; and grandmother Anna Bingham.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 712 N. Embree St., Princeton, with Rev. Andrew Johnson officiating. There will be a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Greenhill Cemetery in Bedford, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the New Life Church of Nazarene.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 751, Washington, IN 47501. Envelopes will be available at the church. The Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is handling the arrangements and is honored to be serving the family of George Johnson. You may leave condolences or light a candle in memory of George at
Published on December 27, 2018
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