Vernon "Vern" Johnson of Willcox died Dec. 5, 2012 at the age of 65. He was born in Pratt on Oct. 23, 1947 to Harold and Julia (Greenstreet) Johnson.

Vern served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was a retired beverage technician. He loved his Corvette and Jeep.

Vern is survived by his sons, Paul (Barbara) Johnson of Chula Vista, Calif., and Greg (April) Johnson of Victor, Idaho. He is also survived by his sister, Iva Beebe of Derby; a brother, David Paxton of Missouri and his grandchildren, Tyler Wetzel, Amanda Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Faye Johnson and Tess Johnson and a niece, Tammy Hendrix.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Memorial services were held on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Westlawn Chapel. Online condolences may be extended to the family at Services entrusted to Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematory of Willcox, Ariz.