THE TIMES RECORDER (Zanesville, Ohio) Thursday, March 14, 1974 Joe W. Johnson, 64, of Grayson, Ky., former Carter County judge and brother of a Zanesville woman died March 6 at University Hospital in Lexington after a short illness, it was learned here Wednesday. Judge Johnson was born March 31, 1909 in Carter County a son of Steel and Dora Conley Johnson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grayson, the Masonic Lodge, Elhasa Shrine Temple of Grayson and was a 33rd degree Mason. He served for eight years as a county judge, was a Democratic chairman for two years, served on the board of directors at the Grayson First National Bank and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Nancy; two daughters, Mrs. Carol Chestnut of Amesville and Miss Sally Johnson of the home; three grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Pauline Rood of 56 Pine Street and Mrs. Lottie Flynn of Niles. Funeral service and burial were in Grayson.
Submitted by David Tucker