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William Kent Johnson returned to his Heavenly Father on September 21, 2023 in Layton, Utah. He was born on June 5, 1946 to William Albert and Afton Elizabeth Egbert Johnson in Salt Lake City, Utah. September 9, 1971 he was sealed to his eternal companion DeeAnn Wood in the Salt Lake Temple, they were blessed with three daughters.
William graduated from Davis High School, honorably served in the US Army, and earned his bachelors of Science degree at Weber State University and graduated in commercial art.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were he held many positions including Counselor in the bishopric and ward clerk. His favorite calling was in the nursery. He served as a missionary in the Southwest British Mission for two and half years.
William was also known for his volunteer work; he served on the Davis County Fair Board, volunteered on Parks and Recreation for Layton City, and was honored as Hometown Hero for Layton City.
He enjoyed Dutch oven cooking, graphic design, camping, art, and making chain saw bears.
William is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, DeeAnn; his daughters, Kirsten McDougal and Jessica Johnson; granddaughters, Carlye McDougal, Patience Reeves, Nadia McDougal; grandson, RC Reeves; and sisters, Diane Ferrin and Erla Pherson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Erica.
The family would like to thank Emerald Ward for their love and support. All the medical physicians and nurses who cared for him over the years. And, of course all their loving family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in his name to AFSP.ORG “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.”
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at the Emerald Ward Chapel, 1325 East Cherry Lane, Layton, Utah at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may gather Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 250 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah and at the church prior to services from 10-10:30. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, Utah, where military honors will be accorded.
Services will be recorded and attached to obituary.