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)
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.