Howard Martin Johnson, age 78 of Bronston, KY passed away Saturday November 9, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born on August 22, 1935 in Quinton, KY to the late Charles Martin and Anna Hardwick Johnson.

He was a retired pipe fitter, a US Army Veteran, member of Piney Grove Baptist Church #2 in Bronston, KY and served as an adult Sunday School Teacher. He enjoyed fishing, reading the Bible and loved his family dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Nevada Flynn.

Survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Herzog Johnson, whom he married on January 9, 1965 in Amhurst, OH. Two sons, Don Johnson of Loraine, OH and Douglas Martin (Debbie) Johnson of Somerset, KY. One daughter, Rhonda Barker of Loraine, OH. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Rachel Yates, Ryan Yates, Randy Foster, Brittney Goff, Kimberly Goff, Jason Johnson and Jeffery Johnson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday November 13, 2013 after 5pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 11am in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Bert Herzog officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the American Legion Honor Post #38.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Howard Johnson Memorial Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.