William E. Johnson Jr.
Wednesday 19th of August 1959 - Thursday 6th of January 2022
Born to William E. Johnson, Sr and Jane Penelope Johnson (Penny) on 8/19/1959 in Lexington, KY, Buddy was born and raised in Lexington and a graduate of Lafayette High School.
Buddy earned a Bachelor’s degree in music and psychology at Georgetown College and then later went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Buddy was a successful trial lawyer and operated his own law firm for many years. Buddy loved to sing, enjoy good food, and watch University of Kentucky sports games.
Buddy was preceded in death by his father Willie and his brother Dennis. He is survived by his wife Juliet, his mother Penny, his brother Robert (Jonathan Thompson), his daughter April Holman (Rob), his son Christian Johnson , two grandsons Asher and Ezra Holman, and his former step-daughter Tiffany Thomas.
Buddy loved his family and was a loyal friend to so many. He cherished his grandsons Asher and Ezra more than anything in the world.
Buddy, you were never one to listen to me! I always told you you couldn't leave this earth before me, and what did you go and do??? I miss you, my buddy Buddy, today and forever. You were one of a kind!
Jeff and LeaAnn Grimshawsays
We are so sorry for your loss! He was very special. We really enjoyed our friendship with Buddy and will miss him!
Buddy was a very special friend and lawyer to me. My deepest sympathies to all the family. He was one of a kind. ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Prayers.
Soooo sorry for your loss. Here’s wrapping you in love when words aren’t enough.