Boyd E. Johnson, 88, of Belvidere, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Highview in the Woodlands. He was born May 6, 1924 in Belvidere; the son of Oliver and Nellie (Loveridge) Johnson. Boyd was married to Marilyn Schwebke in Belvidere on December 12, 1946. He was employed as an Electrical Assembler for Barber-Coleman Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Boyd served in the Army Air Force during WWII. He was a member of First United Methodist Church; a life member of the V.F.W. John Hugo Kaiser Belvidere Post #1461; a member of American Legion Boone Post #77 and former member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Belvidere Lodge #295. He enjoyed listening to country music, playing cards, woodworking and remodeling projects. He is survived by children, Allen Johnson, Belvidere; Gary Johnson, Freeport, Illinois; Julie (Dan) Halley, Cherry Valley, Illinois; four grandchildren, Robert (Krystle), Kyle, Stacie and Brian; a great-grandchild, Isabella; a sister, Viva Mae Carlson and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marilyn in 2009, and Daughter-in-law, Carol Johnson.
Memorials to the American Heart Association or Center for Dementia Research, Nathan S. Kline Institute 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg NY 10962.
Funeral Services 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue with the Rev. James Crone, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 in the funeral home.