Willie Johnson

Posted Online: Dec. 23, 2012, 5:01 pm
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Willie Irving Johnson, 56, of Rock Island, was called home Tuesday, Dec.18, 2012.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Greater Antioch Baptist, Rock Island.
He was born March 31, 1956, in Houston, Texas, to Willie and Syble Johnson.
Survivors are wife, Debbie; daughters, Skye Johnson, Sandra Clemons and Nikki Reed; sons, Melvin Johnson and Tank Lue; five grandchildren; sisters, Rosemary Boyert, Centrilla Gray, Linda Cagle and Caroline Johnson; brothers, Robert and Leonard. He was preceded by his mother and two brothers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.deroofuneralhome.com.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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