James L. and Jewell Mae Johnson, both 75, of Indianapolis, married Sept. 23, 1955, died a day apart. James L. passed away Feb. 10 and Jewell on Feb. 11, 2013, in Lakeland, Fla.
James L. was born April 12, 1937, in Morgantown, Ky., the son of Homer and Nola Johnson. He was raised by the John Woodcock family from an early age.
Jewell Mae Johnson was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Liberty, Ky., the daughter of Jesse and Mary Thelma (Wethington) Farris.
James L. had retired from Ford Motor Company and was a member of UAW Local 1111. Prior he had worked at VanCamp Hardware and Iron, Lau Blower, and he served eight years in the Indiana National Guard. James L. enjoyed all types of hobbies from his guns to reading and various between.
Jewell had also worked at VanCamp, Lane Bryant and Whitestown Market. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed cookbooks. She and James L. had both been former members of Whitestown Baptist Church and both loved family and friends.
Survivors include son James “Mike” (Cheri) Johnson; daughters Regina (Mike) Carroll, and Ann Nichols; grandchildren Bryan, Greg, Sarah, Brooke, Holly, Cara, and Aleigh; five great-grandchildren, and Jewell’s brother Carroll (Carolyn) Farris; and nieces and nephews.
They were preceded in death by parents and James’ two brothers, Harvey and George Johnson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Flanner and Buchanan Floral Park, 425 North Holt Road, Indianapolis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.