AMerican Veteran 11

Walter J. Johns

February 11, 1929 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Walter Johns Obituary

     Walter J. Johns, 94, of Williamsport, died on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at The Williamsport Home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Beatrice N. Welch.

     Born Feb. 11, 1929, in Toledo, Ohio, he was a son of the late William and Violet (Miles) Johns.

     Walter served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, and later retired from E.H. Hall Tannery as a foreman. Walter formerly attended Newberry Church of Christ, and enjoyed playing guitar at the Senior Center in South Williamsport.

     Surviving are two brothers-in-law, Joseph Welch (Peggy) and Truman Welch, both of Williamsport.

     In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Johns; two sisters, Ethel Owens and Lois Johns; and a sister-in-law, Lois Welch.

     A funeral service to honor the life of Walter will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with Pastor John Shirey officiating. Burial will follow in Woodward Township Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veteran's of Lycoming County. A viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions may be made in Walter’s name to the Newberry Church of Christ, 2101 Linn St, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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April 12, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Inc.
1914 Memorial Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701

Funeral Service
April 12, 2023

11:30 AM
Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Inc.
1914 Memorial Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701


Newberry Church of Christ
2101 Linn Street, Williamsport PA 17701


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