A Calhoun native, Rev. William "Bill" Lennis Johnson, 88, of Chillicothe Ohio, has died.

He attended Bull River Elementary School, and graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1950, and then attended Glenville State College on a football scholarship.

Lennis served in US Air Force (USAF) from March 1952 to June 1972, including overseas assignments in Morocco (2 years) and Vietnam (1 year). Stateside assignments were in Kansas, New Hampshire, Texas and Oklahoma. He retired from Vance AFB, Enid, OK as a Senior Master Sergeant, Superintendent of Aerospace Medicine.

After Rev. Johnson's career in the USAF, he served as Hospital Administrator for Calhoun General Hospital, Grantsville WV from 1973 to 1980, and then was ordained into the gospel ministry in 1981.

He served as pastor of four churches over the next 25 years, two in West Virginia and two in Ohio. He retired from full-time gospel ministry in December 2005, due to declining health.

He was a member of Chillicothe Baptist Church, Chillicothe Ohio.

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