WINSLOW — It is with great sadness that the family of Walden Raye Johns, (known by all as Wally), announces his passing after a brief Illness on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the age of 76.
Wally will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years Sharon Kaye Johns; his daughters Andrea Denise Taborn and Christina Ruth Nolan; grandchildren, Karissa Ann Taborn, Payton Richard Taborn and Kaylee Rayeann Chambers; great-grandchildren Addisyn Kayanne and Haven Leigh; brother Dewey; sisters Sylvia Wheeler and Toni Summers of Petersburg; and first-born niece Kelly Raye, eight nieces and nephews, plus eight great-nieces and nephews.
Proceeding in death are parents Leotas and Lena Johns, brother Jerry, and sister Evelyn.
Wally was a Winslow native. He was owner-operator of a coal hauling business. Wally was a proud member of local union 181 of 35 years as an operating engineer. Wally was a member of Masonic Lodge 450 in Patoka. He proudly served our country in Vietnam for the US Army as APO SF 96238 as a Medic.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life on Saturday, March 16, at Hephzibah Littles Church in Glezen, Indiana, 553 West County Road 150 South Petersburg, IN 47567 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST (1-4 EST).
Wally had a fond love for dogs and animals of all kinds. He had several dogs during his life that provided significant roles of comfort and happiness. We are asking for memorial contributions in his honor be sent to Soldier Dogs for Independence PO Box 6895, Evansville, IN 47719 www.soldierdogs.org.