Graveside service for Ira Lewis Johnson, 83, of Decatur will be today, May 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Brother Charles Maples officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Johnson, who died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home, was born October 3, 1929, in Somerville to Evie Maxwell Johnson and Marion Dorris Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart and retired from Fluor Daniel Construction. He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Lee Compton Johnson; and siblings, Cleo Johnson Ransom, Jack Johnson, Russell Johnson, Arlene Johnson Vandiver, Marion Johnson Key, Paul Johnson and Martha Johnson Turney.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews.