William E. Johnson Jr.

Wednesday 19th of August 1959 - Thursday 6th of January 2022

William E. Johnson Jr.

Services

Visitation

Jan 13, 2022 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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Funeral Service

Jan 13, 2022 (1:00 pm )

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

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William Evan Johnson, Jr., known by “Buddy” to all of his family and friends, passed away on January 6, 2022 surrounded by loved ones after a long and courageous fight with complications from end stage renal disease. 

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. 

A celebration of Buddy’s life will be held on Thursday 1/13/2022 @ 1PM at Milward’s Funeral Home on Southland Drive. A visitation will precede the service at 11AM

Guest Book

Debbie Lawson

says

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!

4 days ago

Jeff and LeaAnn Grimshaw

says

We are so sorry for your loss! He was very special. We really enjoyed our friendship with Buddy and will miss him!

6 days ago

Donna Scantlan

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Buddy was a very special friend and lawyer to me. My deepest sympathies to all the family. He was one of a kind. ❤️

1 week ago

Lena howard

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So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

1 week ago

Carol Hill

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Soooo sorry for your loss. Here’s wrapping you in love when words aren’t enough.

1 week ago