William Henry “ Bill “ Johnson, 83, of Bridge City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22,  at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.  Born July 29, 1930 in Beaumont,  to Ludy Odell Johnson and Rosie M. (Riley) Johnson, he grew up in Nederland, and lived in Bridge City for the last 51 years.

Bill was an electrician in the construction industry where he worked with the I. B. E. W. Local 479 with a 60 year membership in good standing.  He was a member of the Cowboy Church of Orange County. He enjoyed doing genealogy research, travel, and spending time with his family. Bill was especially close to his children and grandchildren and he cherished each one of them dearly.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Thomas Johnson and his first wife, Peggy Brady Johnson.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Wynona Johnson of Bridge City; daughter, Debra Rasmussen and husband, Ronald of Blaine, Wa; sons, William Michael Johnson and wife, Susie of Orange and Thomas Mark Johnson and wife, Donna of Pearland; sister, Betty Alegre and husband, Gene of Colmesneil; eight grandchildren, Megan Johnson, William Shores and wife, Katy, Angie Lancaster, Terrina Hendry and husband, Bobby, Kevin Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Tara Robin and husband, Scott and Walker Johnson; great grandchildren, Ayana, Talin, Madden, Madison, Makayla, Michael, Carson and Bryson.  Bill is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services to celebrate Bill’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Oct. 26,  at the Cowboy Church of Orange County, 673 F. M. 1078, in Orange. A gathering of Bill’s family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. just prior to the service at the church. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Cowboy Church of Orange County or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Post Office Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486 orwww.mdanderson.org.

Condolences may be expressed for the family atwww.dormanfuneralhome.com.