Russell K. ‘Hokie’ Johnson Jr.

Russell K. ‘Hokie’ Johnson Jr.

Russell K. “Hokie” Johnson Jr., 44, of Jonesboro, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1973, in Peoria, the son of Russell Keith Johnson Sr. and Shirley Cady Page.

He was a truck driver for over 10 years and worked as a mate on the river. He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He had a love for his dogs.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Page (Bruce Booker) of Anna; his father, Russell (Judy) Johnson Sr. of Jonesboro; sons Brandon Johnson and Brett Johnson of Anna; daughters Breanna Johnson of Marion and Chassidy Johnson of Jonesboro; sisters Tanya Page of Peoria and Tiffany (Asa) Busby of Jonesboro; grandchildren Colton Lee and Gavin Reed Johnson of Anna; nephews Justin DeSue of Peoria and Keaton Busby of Jonesboro; niece Keely Busby of Jonesboro; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marshall and Mable Johnson, Joseph Cady Jr. and Donna Cady Sikes.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with Guy Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Anna City Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the SIH Cancer Institute in Carterville.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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