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Perry Lee Johnson

April 12, 1935 — March 27, 2020

Perry Lee Johnson, age 84, of Madisonville, KY and formerly of Beulah, KY, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Brighton Cornerstone Healthcare in Madisonville, KY. Mr. Johnson was born on April 12, 1935 in Beulah, KY to the late Hubert Matthew Johnson and Lois Brown Johnson Pleasant. He retired after working 38 years at L & N Railroad. Mr. Johnson was a lifetime member of the Moose Club in Madisonville and was an avid dirt track racing fan.

Mr. Johnson is survived by two daughters ~ Nancy Shelton of Dawson Springs, KY and Darla Williams of Madisonville, KY; two sons ~ Hayden (Georgietta) Johnson of Lebanon, KY and Danny Ray (Robin) Johnson of Dawson Springs, KY; a brother ~ Allen Pleasant of Madisonville, KY; ten grandchildren ~ Daniel Johnson, Devin Johnson, DeLanna Johnson Williams, Bryan Frost, Dillon Shelton, Amanda Williams, Michelle Williams, Erik Dickerson, Justin Johnson & Kristin Francis; fourteen great-grandchildren ~ Carter, Kendall, Kynlee, Vera, Riley, Ryder Jay, River Jolee, Taylor, Easton, Fawn, River, Ryder Ray, Remington & Brantley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife ~ Nellie Johnson; a son ~ Michael Johnson and two brothers ~ James Pleasant and Moyar Pleasant.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governmental required social distancing, there will be a private visitation and service for Perry Lee Johnson with Sister Joyce Garrett and Chaplain Hayden Johnson officiating. A private burial will be at New Beulah Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers include Bryan Frost, Erik Dickerson, Hayden Johnson, Justin Johnson, Austin Francis and Danny Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dillon Shelton, Daniel Johnson, Devin Johnson, DeLanna Johnson Williams, Michelle Williams, Amanda Williams and Kristin Francis.

Friends and family may call Beshear Funeral Home at 270-797-5165 before 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2020 and request that the funeral home “sign the visitor’s book” for you or you may leave a “virtual gift” in Perry’s name at

We are planning to "webcast" the service. Please join us. (To “join the service web-cast” go to Beshear Funeral Home Facebook and choose “videos” to join the service at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 29, 2020.)

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to:

Hopkins County Humane Society

2210 Laffoon Trail

Madisonville, KY 42431 or

Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief Team

13420 Eastpoint Centre Drive #4160

Louisville, KY 40223

ATTN: Coy Webb

To join the service via web-cast you may log on to the Beshear Funeral Home Facebook page and choose “videos” at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Perry Lee Johnson, please visit our flower store.

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