The Messenger. 04.25.08
Completed arrangements are being announced for David Allen Johansen, 86, of South Fulton. He died 3:45 p.m. April 23, 2008, at Jackson Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pentecostal Tabernacle in Water Valley, Ky. The Rev. Larry McClure will officiate and burial will follow in Pentecostal Cemetery in Water Valley.
Friends may call at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton 5-8 p.m. Saturday. His body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour Sunday.
He was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Ryder, N.D., son of the late William “Bill” and Lena Allen Johansen. He was a retired employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where had had worked for 33 years. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he had earned the rank of sergeant and had been a military policeman for the 95th Infantry Division, serving in German, France, Holland and Belgium.
He moved to this area from Illinois and North Dakota and was a member of Pentecostal Tabernacle in Water Valley.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Lou (Williams) Richardson Johansen, whom he married March 16, 1961, in McHenry, Ill.; six sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Lynette Johansen of San Jose, Calif., Charles and Rhonda Richardson and John and Kathy Johansen, all of Tupelo, Miss., William and Cheryl Johansen of Kenosha, Wis., Roger and Penny Johansen of Somers, Wis., and Keith and Penny Johansen of Martin; his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jeff Hartleroad of Dyersburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Jeanette Johansen of Minot, N.D., and Gerald and Delina Johansen of Ryder; and 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Kaye Johansen; and his brother, Robert Johansen.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.