Jacob Wilson Johnson,

known to his family and friends as JW, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Bluegrass Residential Living in Ashland, Missouri. JW was the son of W. C. and Mattie (Tillotson) Johnson, born on November 29, 1932, in Marshall, Missouri. He grew up on the family farm in Norborne and graduated from Carrollton High School. JW was inducted into the United States Army on February 5, 1953 and was released from active military service on January 27, 1955. He was transferred to the Army Reserve to complete eight years of service before being honorably discharged. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and One Overseas Bar. On May 20, 1962, he married Dorothy Sue Gerling and they were later blessed with two children, Kathy and Mark. JW worked at Cargil for many years before going to work for the Missouri State School in Marshall, Missouri as a Maintenance Engineer and retired after nearly twenty years of service. He was a handyman who liked to stay busy piddling and doing woodwork in his shop. He loved collecting coins and ink pens, and had hundreds of both. JW and Dorothy thoroughly looked forward to their many trips to Branson where they went to just about every music show on the strip. It was even more enjoyable when their family could join them. Most years at Thanksgiving, the family would travel to Jean and Perry’s home in Minooka, Illinois, where they spent time visiting, playing Rummikub around the kitchen table and making life-long memories. JW is survived by his children, Kathy Leffert and husband Jay of Hartsburg, Missouri, and Mark Johnson of O’Fallon, Missouri; three brothers, B.R. Johnson (Judy) of Ottawa, Kansas, Albert Johnson (Karen) of Mayview, Missouri, and Robert Johnson of Clinton, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jacob Leffert of Hartsburg, Missouri, Tyler Johnson of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Madison Johnson of O’Fallon, Missouri; two nephews, Doug Johnson (Janet) of Eugene, Oregon, and Steve Hansel of Minooka, Illinois; four nieces, Janean Hansel of Minooka, Illinois, Cindi Johnson Maust of Kansas City, Missouri, Jenni Lee (Don) of Smyrna, Tennessee, and Tonya Isom (Christopher) of Livingston, Texas; and one sister-in-law, Norma Jean Hansel of Minooka, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.C. and Mattie Johnson; his beloved wife, Dorothy; two brothers, William, and one in infancy; one nephew, Kevin Johnson; one niece, Lindsey McCune; and one brother-in-law, Perry Hansel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 (noon) until 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Bittiker Funeral Home, 1201 North 65 Highway, Carrollton, Missouri. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Elmer Schiefer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri, with full Military Honors provided by Pence-Lovell-England Post #1773 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We will be led in procession by the Patriot Guard Riders. If you would like to make a memorial contribution, the family respectfully suggests they be made to Bluegrass Terrace Activity Fund. They may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 223, Carrollton, Missouri, 64633. Please share your condolences with the family by visiting www.bittikerfuneralhomes.com and click on the obituaries link.