September 17, 1953 ~ March 21, 2020

Born in: Evansville, IN
Resided in: Ft. Branch, IN

Gayle L. Johnson, 66, of Ft. Branch, IN passed away March 21, 2020 at Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, IN. He was born September 17, 1953 in Evansville, IN to the late Zelmon Johnson and Mary Colleen (Garrett) Strickland. Gayle attended Owensville High School and was in the 1971 graduating class. He did pipeline maintenance and hauled crude oil for 37+ years at Farm Bureau Oil now known as Country Mark. Gayle helped maintain Maumee Cemetery in the 80’s by mowing and keeping it clean. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and IU Basketball fan and like to watch his grandchildren play sports. Gayle enjoyed spending time at his White River camp fishing, having fish fry’s, playing cards, or just having a good time with friends and family. He liked spending time in nature hunting for Morel mushrooms and Indian artifacts.

Gayle was preceded in death by his parents and sister Bernice Farrar.

He is survived by his children Jennifer (Dan) Colbert of Haubstadt, IN and Brian Johnson of Lafayette, IN; grandchildren Cale and Cye Colbert of Haubstadt, IN; sister Camilla Johnson of Owensville, IN; and nephews Jeff and Tim Farrar.

Holders Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Johnson.  Funeral will be 2pm March 26, 2020 at Holders Funeral Home with Bart Newton officiating. Graveside will follow at Maumee Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Maumee Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Deaconess Hospital and Dr. Chester Burkett for the compassionate care.


Funeral: March 26, 2020 2:00 pm

Holders Funeral Home
319 South Main Street P.O. Box 518
Owensville, IN 47665

Graveside Service: March 26, 2020 3:00 pm

Maumee Cemetery
Johnson, IN, IN
Owensville, IN 47665

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  1. Jennifer and Brian,

    We are thinking of you during this hard time. Take care.

    The Fraker’s
    Patti and Gary

  2. Jennifer and Brian, you have my sympathies . I had a lot of fun with your Dad and friends back in the day. He was one of a kind. Prayers

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