Shelby Dean Johnson

March 14, 1940 - February 2, 2021

Shelby Dean Johnson, 80, of Owensboro passed away February 2, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 14, 1940 in Ohio County to the late Marvin and Nona Duvall Johnson. Shelby retired from Commonwealth Aluminum as a supervisor and was a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Woodlawn Methodist Church. Shelby liked hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and watching NASCAR. He loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports. N4PRL was an avid ham radio operator and he enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Irmtraud Johnson; two daughters, Connie Lashbrook (Jeff) and Sylvia Sweatt (Terry); five grandchildren, Kelsey Pedley (J.T.), Tyler Lashbrook (Christina), Jessica Fisher (Josh), Erin Jones (Kyle), and Mackenzie Sweatt; five great-grandchildren, Bryce Pedley, Aubrie Pedley, Karlee Pedley, Oliver Fisher, and Luke Fisher; brother Marty Johnson (Sandy); sisters, Norma Jean Bean (Larry), Joy Krahwinkle, Bonnie Norris, and Lavonne Helm (Tommy); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The number of those attending the funeral or visitation shall be within the current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear personal protective masks. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Norton Children’s Hospital, Dept. 86140, P.O. Box 95183, Louisville, KY 40295-0183.