Floyd W. Johnson

BROWNFIELD — Floyd W. Johnson, 83, of Brownfield passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2011 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1927 in Brownfield, a son of Ralph Maxwell Johnson and Pearl Mae Johnson. He attended Bean Memorial High School in Brownfield.

Floyd served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. He attained the rank of Corporal and served in Armed Forces Western Pacific Printing Plant and Publications Depot. In 1947 on his way home, the waves were so high Floyd wondered if he’d see his beloved home of Brownfield again.

Floyd’s first job was as a state worker on the Highway Tar Crew from Fryeburg to Cumberland in 1944 to 1945. He worked in the woods for his brother-in-law, Raymond Huntress Sr., cutting pulp and timber. He also worked for Farnsworth Sawmill in Fryeburg. He retired in 1989 as a sawyer at North Conway Lumber after 21 years.

Floyd loved old western movies and shows. His favorite cowboy was John Wayne. Floyd was a lifetime senior member of the Maine Trappers Association. He loved to fish, hunt, and trap. During the summer, he loved to work in his garden and woodpile and do apple grafting.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jo, in 2010 after 53 years; his parents; and his sisters, Hazel Walker and Muriel Huntress.

He will be sadly missed by family members and friends.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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