Pearry Lee Johnson

June 2, 1938 - October 29, 2017
Pearry Lee Johnson

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Pearry Lee Johnson, 79, of Williamsburg, Virginia, died on Sunday, October 29.  Visitation with family and friends will be held on Wednesday, November 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Sue Johnson of Williamsburg; his daughter and son-in-law Cynthia and Arnaud Clark of Petersburg, Virginia; and his son and daughter-in-law William and Patricia Johnson of Columbia, Virginia. He also left behind his granddaughter Elizabeth Clark, her partner Mike McCarthy, and their son Lake Arnaud McCarthy of Redondo Beach, California; grandson Max Clark of Richmond, Virginia; granddaughter Annie Lewandowski and her husband Tyler of Bowie, Maryland; and granddaughter Emma Johnson of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Also surviving are his sister Elaine Menger of Hannibal, Missouri; brother and sister-in-law Lloyd and Mary Johnson of Holts Summit, Missouri; and brother and sister-in-law Gary and Dot Johnson of Monroe City, Missouri, and many devoted nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Pearry Johnson was born June 2, 1938 in Monroe City, Missouri, to Marvin and Mary Helen Jarman Johnson, and grew up working on the family farm.  As a young man he started his own milk delivery route and served his country in the U. S. Navy Reserves.  He later worked for Melpar Electronics, UPS, and was a tractor trailer driver for McLean Trucking for the remainder of his career.

In 1957, Pearry moved to Washington, D. C. and married the love of his life, Mary Sue Yager.  He leaves his family with fond memories of camping and boating trips, and frequent visits to the pancake house and drive-in movies.

Pearry was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, and a dedicated supporter of the Disabled American Veterans and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans by mailing a check made out to DAV to PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250.  If you wish to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you may mail a check made out to them at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please indicate to either charity that your donation is in memory of Pearry Lee Johnson in the memo section of your check.

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  • October 31, 2017
    Margo Menger says:
    Aunt Susie & family, You are always in our thoughts. Uncle Pearry Lee will be greatly missed. Love, Terry & Margo

  • October 31, 2017
    Peggy Todd says:
    Pearry Lee was so proud of his family. I loved that he could tell you what was going on with his children, their spouses and his grandchildren. He loved his wife and enjoyed the the friends you guys acquired as you moved from place to place. He had a dry sense of humor. One memory that stands out from long ago is, he couldn't resist teasing me every chance he got with his "Redman" chewing tobacco. Michael and I loved you and will deeply miss you.

  • October 31, 2017
    Jason Baust says:
    Aunt Susie and Family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. We know that God has brought a good man to be with him. May your strength help you thru this period. With Love, Jason, Ginger, Jayden and Edee

  • October 31, 2017
    Kevin & Loretta Willis says:
    William, Tricia, Annie, & Emma - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. With love, The Willis Family