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Rayburn Lee Johnson

September 1, 1940 ~ July 11, 2020 (age 79)


Rayburn Lee Johnson, 79, of Morgantown, Ky. passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Rayburn was born in Butler County on September 1, 1940 to the late Eugene and Katherine West Johnson. He took much pride in his career as a Riverboat Captain for over 40 years. Loved to collect guns, hunt, trap shoot and tell jokes. He is preceded in death by his part ents and granddaughter Jordan Johnson 


He is survived by his wife Brenda Johnson of Morgantown;  one daughter Jessica Johnson of Morgantown; three sons Steven Johnson and Calvin Johnson (Molly) all of Morgantown and Jason Johnson (Karey) of Nashville, Tn.;  one stepson Kelly Hunt of Morgantown.; six grandchildren Nathan Embry of Morgantown, Gabrielle Stark of Morgantown, Jacob Johnson (Ellie) of Morgantown, Ralen Johnson of Denver, Co., Levi and Savara Johnson both of Morgantown; two step grandchildren Kadi Hunt Skipworth and River Hunt both of Morgantown; one great granddaughter Andrea Bratcher of Morgantown; two sisters Elaine Johnson (Keen) and Eva Hawes (Kenneth) all of Morgantown and several nieces and nephews.


A Private Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at Smith Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Deweese officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ridgeview Cemetery. Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 14 from 9am-12pm at Smith Funeral Home.

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Recording of Service


July 14, 2020

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
403 North Main St
Morgantown, KY 42261

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