Jason Dewayne Johnson, 43, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Sesser, died October 15, 2013 in rural Jefferson County.
Jason was born March 17, 1970 in West Frankfort, IL to Bob Johnson, Sr. and Betty (Cockrum) Johnson, and they both survive.
He taught automotive classes at Rend Lake College, worked at Ford Square in Mt. Vernon for 12 years and was presently employed by ILMO Gas in Mt. Vernon.
Jason was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sesser, IL and was also a member of Quail & Turkey Unlimited. He was an avid hunter and loved to do mechanical work.
He was married to Jane (Abell) Johnson, of Mt. Vernon.
Jason is survived by two sons, Christopher Reide Johnson and Cody Ryan Johnson, both at home. He is also survived by a brother, Bobby and Suzanne Johnson, of Valier and a sister, Cheryl and Jim Matye, of Valier. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Rachel Matyi, Justin Matyi, Kirsten and Ryan Goodisky and Sophi Johnson. He is also survived by a special family friend, Angela McNail.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19 at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Mark Miller officiating. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser.
In lieu of flowers memorial should be made to the Christopher and Cody Johnson Educational fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com