Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 17, 2013

Jason Johnson

The Register-News

---- — Jason Dewayne Johnson, 43, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Sesser, died Oct. 15, 2013, in a rural area of Jefferson County.

He was born March 17, 1970, in West Frankfort, the son of Bob Johnson, Sr. and Betty (Cockrum) Johnson, both of Mulkeytown. He married Jane (Abell) Johnson.

He taught automotive class at Rend Lake College, worked at Ford Square in Mt. Vernon for 12 years and was presently employed at ILMO Gas in Mt. Vernon. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sesser and a member of Quail and Turkey Unlimited. He was an avid hunter and loved to do mechanical work.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Christopher Reide Johnson, at home and Cody Ryan Johnson, at home; siblings, Bobby and Suzanne Johnson of Valier and Cheryl and Jim Matyi of Valier; nieces and nephews, Rachel Matyi, Justin Matyi, Kirsten and Ryan Goodisky and Sophi Johnson; and special family friend, Angela McNail.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Mark Miller officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jason’s children, the Christopher and Cody Educational Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home of Sesser is in charge of arrangements. For more information, go to