Walter Johnson

Obituary of Walter B. Johnson

Smethport - Walter B. “Bud” Johnson, Jr., 91, of Smethport, passed away Monday (May 1, 2023) at Lakeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Smethport.


He was born March 26, 1932 in Smethport, the son of Walter B. Johnson and Geraldine Kiser Johnson.


Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Smethport Area High School Class of 1951 and worked as a mechanical draftsman with his last employment being with St. Marys Carbon Plant, St. Marys, PA.


He was a longtime member of the Odd Fellows.  He enjoyed woodworking, reading and gardening.  He was also an avid Square Dancer for many years.


He is survived by:

Three daughters:  Kathrine J. (Chris) Carlson of Clermont, Cynthia L. Johnson and Erica N. (Eric) Tanner, both of Smethport

Three sons:  Walter B. “Ben” (Laura) Johnson, III of Duke Center, Michael K. (Jacki) Johnson of Clarksburg, TN and Paul (Barbara) Babcock of Kendallville, IN

Sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren

And several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Marlene Loucks Brown, one brother, Kenneth Johnson, as well as three infant sisters.


At Bud’s request, there will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on June 9, 2023 at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport, at 10 AM with the Rev. Allen Young, pastor of the East Smethport United Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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