Forrest “Buster” Johnson, Jr., 98, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon, Indiana, on May 15, 1920, a son of the late Forrest Johnson, Sr. and Imo (Green) Johnson.
Buster graduated from Center Ridge High School. He was married in Lebanon, Indiana, on April 8, 1939, to Norma Jean (Merchant) Johnson; she passed away on December 22, 2006.
He was a milk hauler for dairy farmers and later worked for Strawmyer Gas & Electric, retiring in 1984.
Buster never met a stranger and was a joy to be around. He loved to tell a good story and enjoyed being surrounded by friends and family.
Pat Jamison and late husband, Charles “Duke” Jamison – Lebanon
Sheila (Donald) Neese – Lebanon, Indiana
John (Sandy) Jamison – Lebanon, Indiana
Patrick (Penny) Jamison– Lebanon, Indiana
Scott (Dawn) Jamison– Lebanon, Indiana
Kimberly (Darrell) Hart– Lebanon, Indiana
Melodie Riley – Brownsburg, Indiana
Eight Great Grandchildren:
Levi (Jessica) Jamison – Greenwood, Indiana
Erika (Tommy) Jamison – Louisville, Kentucky
Joe (Kristin) Jamison – South Bend, Indiana
Matthew (Lauren) Jamison – Fishers, Indiana
Zackery Jamison – Lebanon, Indiana
Parker Jamison – Lebanon, Indiana
Brandon Hart – Lebanon, Indiana
Kaitlin Hart – Pittsboro, Indiana
Five Great-Great Grandchildren
One Brother: David (Ellen) Johnson – Lebanon, Indiana
Karen Padgett -Whitestown, Indiana
Hazel Johnson -Lebanon, Indiana
Maxine Johnson -Lebanon, Indiana
Many Nieces and Nephews
In addition to his parents and wife, Buster was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Jackie, Billy, Victor, Robert, and Frank; two sisters, Annie Sheets and Margie Beck; and a son-in-law, Charles “Duke” Jamison.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana.
Graveside Services will follow visitation at 3:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorials may be made in Buster’s memory to Meals on Wheels, 1626 Douglas Lane, Lebanon, IN 46052