Gregory  Johnson

Obituary of Gregory W. Johnson

Gregory Waldorf Johnson, affectionately known as Greg, passed away on October 31st, 2023, at the age of 85 in Lexington, Kentucky. Greg was born on November 11, 1937 in Dane County, Wisconsin to Waldorf and Katherine (Dresen) Johnson, both who preceded him in death. Greg was a loyal husband to his beloved wife of 55 years, Alice Brown Johnson, who also preceded him in death. He was a devoted father to his children, Mark Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Deborah Winbun (Ron) and Michelle Service (Geoff). Greg is survived by his sisters, Audrey Findley and Darlene Deyoe. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Johnson, Reggie Johnson and Kenny Johnson (Jenny Lou).

After graduating from East High School in Madison, Wisconsin, Greg continued his education at the University of Wisconsin. He then embarked on a decades long career at General Electric with a long and successful path as the Vice President of Public and Employee Relations.

Outside of work, Greg enjoyed living his faith and serving his community. He attended various Lutheran and then later, Methodist churches. He donated his time and talents to Rotary Clubs, local library boards and served as a Board Member for The Capital City Activity Center. Greg was a long time Kentucky Colonial and a Rotarian, as well as a City Ambassador in Virginia. Greg was also a philanthropist, supporting many different charities over the years.

Over his lifetime, Greg enjoyed many interesting pastimes such as reading, coin collecting, glass art, water skiing, Wisconsin football, wrestling, bird watching, swimming, Tai Chi and tennis. He adored his dogs Sheba Von Greg and Nickey. He also had an amazing sense of humor that never left him. His charming and intelligent personality endeared him to all he met. Greg will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A Memorial service will be held to celebrate Greg's life on Saturday, May 18th at 11 o'clock at Clark Legacy Center in Frankfort, Kentucky, located at 3000 Versailles Road. A reception will follow the Memorial service. In leu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation.

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Saturday
18
May

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Sunset Memorial Gardens
3250 Versailles Rd
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
(502)695-3023
Saturday
18
May

Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Clark Legacy Center - Versailles Rd
3000 Versailles Rd
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
5026958811
Saturday
18
May

Gathering of family and friends

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Clark Legacy Center - Versailles Rd
3000 Versailles Rd
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
5026958811
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