Donald Van Johnson

Donald Van Johnson was born September 4, 1944, in Memphis, TN.  He was the son of Robert F. Johnson and Jane McClanahan

He departed this life in Memphis, TN, on April 30, 2021.  He was 76 years old.

Donald worked as a truck driver for Roadway Express for over 30 years. 

Donald graduated from Caruthersville High School. He was always proud of his hometown, Caruthersville, but left as a young man to begin working in the trucking industry.  He was a good provider for his family, whom he loved deeply. 

Survivors include: 2 daughters    Lisa Johnson

                                                         Vanessa St. Amant (Scott)

                                 2 sons              Van Johnson (Jessie)

                                                          John Johnson

                                 1 sister            Teresa White

                                  The mother of his children, Carolyn Willis Johnson

                                  8 grandchildren     Jeremy Spears, Brandy Joliff, Amber Hitchcock, Ethan (Blu)          

                                                                   Johnson, Nathan Johnson, Rae Lynn Johnson, Chris Moore

                                                                   Emily St. Amant

                                 2 great grandchildren   River Joliff, Savannah Joliff and one on the way              

He was preceded in death by two brothers:  Frank Johnson and Kim Johnson

Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 1:00 PM at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Missouri, with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating. H. S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of the services.

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