|Burl "Pete" Andrew Johnson, 92, of Parkersburg, passed away Nov. 19, 2015, at Camden Clark Medical Center after a brief illness.|
Pete was born on Dec. 21, 1922, in Grantsville, W.Va., a son of the late John Andrew and Virdi Samantha Bayless Johnson.
He was a veteran of the 6th Infantry Division during World War II. His Battalion was credited with firing the last shot of the war with a memorial placed in the Fort Sill Museum in Woodward, Oklahoma.
Pete became an electrician following WW II and retired from IBEW Local #972 out of Marietta in 1981. Following retirement, he spent his time driving for Superior Toyota and other dealerships in Parkersburg. He was a member of Mount Olivet Masonic Lodge #3. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed greeting people on Sunday mornings. Pete never met a stranger.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, Fern G. Richards, Johnson he is survived by children, David P. (Lynnette) Richards, Terri (Frank) Lane, Debrah (Rod) Rose, and Mark A. (Pat) Johnson. He has nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Daisy Adkins, Louse Linko.
He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Elwood, Thurl and Cecil, and Kenneth "Buster" Johnson; and three sisters, Eula Johnson, Gladys Digman and Mildred Miracle.
Services will be on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Keith Hostutler officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Military Graveside rites will be conducted by Parkersburg Post #15 of the American Legion.