James “Jim” Louis Johnson

July 23, 1939 - May 22, 2023

James Louis Jim Johnson

James Louis “Jim” Johnson, 83, of Gary, IN, passed away on MAY 22, 2023. He was born in Sioux City Iowa on July 23, 1939 to the late Virgil and Anna Millay Johnson. Jim loved gardening, hunting in Kentucky with his family and friends and playing cards. Jim enjoyed watching UK sports and the New York Yankees. He was a steelworker at LTV for 40 years. He was the oldest of 14 children and loved visiting his brothers and sisters in Kentucky any chance he was given.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons, Robert, Thomas and Charles Johnson.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Theresa Hagan Johnson and their children, Pamela Haskins (Ron) and Cynthia Harter (Ricky); 4 granddaughters, Alexandria Brown (Sean), Kara Scholl (Joe), Jessica Johnson (Jacob), Devin Haskins and 2 great grandchildren, Koen Michael Lents, Saylor James Brown. Jim is also survived by his siblings, Joseph T Johnson(late Lois), Charles A Johnson(Jane), Thomas Johnson(Libby), Martin Johnson (Clara), Gary Johnson (Dian), Larry Johnson (Betty), Richard Johnson (Agnes), Pasty Lanham (Charlie), Sharon Roby (JC), Barb Miller (late John), Joyce Aull (Todd), Sandy Castlen (late Donnie), Doris Pickle (Donnie).


A funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Philpot, Kentucky, with burial following at St Lawrence Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with prayers at 6:30 Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville KY.