Willard Ray Johnson, age 74, of Somerset, passed from this life on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at his home.

Willard was born in Highland, on September 28, 1941, son of the late Sanford and Anna Myrtle Johnson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Willard was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Foster, Kentucky and had achieved a 32nd Degree. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Saline Church.

He is survived by his son, Sanford Johnson, of Eubank; his step-sons, David (and Jean) Wells, of Somerset, and Duane Wells, of Bronston; his brother, Douglas (and Patty) Johnson, of Foster; his sister, Billie Jane McBreen, of Fort Wright; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Willard is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Dottie Jean Ramsey.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday, in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Harold Robinson officiating. Inurnment will be in Science Hill Cemetery.