Biography: Hershell B. Johnson, 80 years of age passed away on Sunday at Riverside Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness. Hershell was born July 20, 1938 in West Liberty KY to the late Claude and Lucinda (Litteral) Johnson. He was married Dec. 23, 1991 to Edna (Eulett) Bloomfield Johnson who survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Kathy Johnson, step son Larry Bloomfield, sister Fredia, and 2 infant sisters.
Hershell is also survived by children Sonya Johnson; Sheila Hart, Serena Locke, and Eric Johnson all of Bucyrus and their mother Barb Massey of Bucyrus; step children Angela Bloomfield and Traci (Ron) Watson; grandchildren Amanda Johnson, Adam (Christina) Brown, Trina Hayward, Josh (Kailah) Hildebrand,David Clary, Sarah Lewis, Starla Johnson, Caleb Brown, Justin (Jeri) Locke; step grandchildren Craig (Diana) Bloomfield, Crystal (Jared) Wyss, Joel (Jess) Watson, and Katlyn Watson; 14 great grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren; brothers Lee Johnson of Benton, Henry and Garland Johnson both of Bucyrus; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Hershell worked construction as an Iron Worker and was a member of Columbus Local #172. Most of his life was lived in Bucyrus but for the past 25 years was a "Snow Bird" during the winter in Old Town Florida. He was a member of the Church of God in Chiefland FL and attended Freewill Baptist Church in Bucyrus. Hershell served in the National Guard and was a member of the Amvets Post #27, VFW Post #1078, and the Bucyrus Moose Lodge. He was also a member of the Bucyrus Masonic Lodge and the Aladdin Shrine. Hershell enjoyed golfing, fishing, and riding motorcycles.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Masonic Services being held at 6:45 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until the time of services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and expressions of sympathy can be left at www.munzpirnstill.com