Eric Wayne Johnson, 57, of Allendale, Illinois, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at home, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born July 16, 1963 in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Jack W. and Bonnie (Mattox) Johnson. He married Stella Malone on September 14, 1986 and she survives.
Eric was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation as an Aggregate Supervisor. He served as a Lieutenant with the Allendale Fire Department for thirty-five years. In his spare time Eric enjoyed hunting. He loved his family dearly and his grandchildren meant the world to him. Eric was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian at Orio. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Eric will forever be remembered by his loving wife of thirty-three years, Stella; two sons, James Johnson and his wife Samantha of Mount Carmel, Alan Johnson of Allendale; grandchildren, Braxton, Benjamin, Lucy, Catherine and Madilyn; parents, Jack and Bonnie Johnson; one sister, Cheryl Coggan and her husband Jabez; nieces, Jaclyn Meade, Maia Marquez; and one nephew Jabez Coggan IV.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2020 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. Social distancing practices will be in place. The family has requested guest to wear facial coverings.
Funeral Services will be10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2020 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin McGinnis officiating. Burial will follow at Wabash Presbyterian Cemetery in Wabash County, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made in Eric’s memory to the Allendale Fireman’s Club.
Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.
Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Eric’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave a note of condolences for the Johnson family, please visit www.keepesfuneral