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Franklin Harold Johnson

October 3, 1941 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 80)

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Franklin Harold Johnson, 80, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at 4:05 pm on Friday, May 27, 2022, at River Crossing of East Peoria with his friend, Joe Lowry, with him until the end.

He was born on October 3, 1941, in Bloomington, IL, to Hershel H. and Elizabeth Adrid (Small) Johnson. He married Carolyn Miller and she passed away on March 16, 2013.

Surviving are his sisters, Judy Percy of Lincoln, IL and Rebecca Lusher; step-son, Dennis Roberson of Peoria, IL; step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-son Farrest Roberson.

Franklin was a U.S. Army Veteran. He worked as a correctional officer for the State of Illinois until his retirement. He loved cars, especially corvettes and camaros, and target shooting. Franklin always dreamed of getting a Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveling the USA.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of Ashes will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL with Reverend Jim Gorby and Deacon Joe Lowry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637. Online condolences at


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Burial of Ashes
June 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707


St. Jude Midwest Affiliate
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria IL 61637

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