Brian Shawn Johnson, 40, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born March 23, 1973, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Michael Wayne Johnson and Carolyn Sue (Haynes) Harvey.
He is survived by his father, Michael W. Johnson of Mt. Vernon; his mother and stepfather, Carolyn Sue and Steve Harvey of Mt. Vernon; ex-wife, Jacque Green of Mt. Vernon; son, Dustin Michael Johnson of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Brittany Shawn Johnson of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Aaron Lynn Walding and husband Charles of Mt. Vernon and Chandra Renee Johnson and fiance Colton Thomas of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Ronald Norman Johnson and wife Vicky of DuQuoin, Heath Todd Johnson and wife Coleena of Bonnie and Michael Wayne Johnson Jr. and wife Dawn of Waltonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Hope McKenzie Johnson; two brothers, Robert Lee Johnson and Matthew Jarred Johnson; paternal grandparents, Robert Walter and Cora Beatrice (Sheldon) Johnson; and maternal grandparents, Taft and Fern Hellen (Hamburger) Haynes.
Brian worked at the Mt. Vernon Walgreens Distribution Center for many years, and was a member of Mt. Vernon Eagles Aerie Lodge 2791. He was a loving father, an avid knife collector; he enjoyed camping and fishing and loved his children very much.
A gathering of friends and family will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Renewed Hope in Christ Church in Mt. Vernon.
Burial of ashes will be held at Hams Grove Cemetery in Jefferson County at a later date with Pastor Dan Harriman officiating.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Johnson Family for his children and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, PO Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Il. 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.