William A. Johnson, 49, of West Lafayette and formerly of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in West Lafayette.

He was born in Millersburg on July 5, 1960, to Andrew and Wanda (Leiendecker) Johnson.

Over the years, Bill worked for Cabot Lumber, Jones Zyoln and Leon Endictott Trucking.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending sporting events and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda of West Lafayette; siblings, Shirley Johnson (Gary Myers) of Coshocton, Edward (Teresa) Johnson of West Lafayette, John Johnson (Brenda Boyd) of Newcomerstown, Ronnie Johnson (Tammy Jones) of Coshocton and Andrea Johnson (Kerry Joyce) of Columbus; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends, Jack Wright and Bud Weingarth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Clara May Leiendecker; and paternal grandparents, Russell Cups and Lulu Mercer.

Funeral services were Dec. 1, 2009, with the Rev. Robert Millspaugh officiating. Burial followed at the Franklin Cemetery.

The Given-Dawson Funeral Home in West Lafayette was entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Hospice of Coshocton, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812.