July 31, 1920 - February
February 19, 2012
Wallace Earl Johnson
(Wally) died on February 17, 2012, at Bethany House in Auburn, AL. He
was born July 31, 1920, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He enjoyed many sports
and was the captain of his high school basketball team and played center
for the Eau Claire State Teacher’s College. He played baseball for
the Eau Claire Bears.
Wally was a World War II veteran, serving as a pilot in the Naval Air
Corps. Opelika became his home in 1963 when the Uniroyal plant was built.
At Uniroyal he was the industrial relations manager.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 year, Lucile Reinicke Johnson.
He is survived by his two daughters, Amy Anderson (David) of Osceola,
Wisconsin and Nancy Johnson (Harold) of Opelika; five grandchildren, Meg
Anderson, Erin Coffey (Christopher), and Erik Anderson, Jenny Johnson
and Kim Lambert (Chris).
The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Methodist in Opelika
on Sunday, February 19.
Visitation 1-1:45pm and service at 2 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to
Hospice Advantage/EAMC, 665 Opelika Rd., Auburn, AL 36830 or Trinity United
Methodist Church, 800 2nd Ave., Opelika, AL 36801.