Walter Thomas Johnson, of Weirton, a generous and loving, husband, father and Dziadzi passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020. He was 74 years old. Walter was born in Cresson, PA on April 25, 1946, the second of four children born to William and Mildred Conrad Johnson. When Walter was a young boy his family moved to Weirton, WV, when his father went from the coal mines to a job with Weirton Steel. He graduated from Weir High School in 1964 and served in the United States Army Reserves during the Vietnam War Era. In 1971 he married Betty Andrews. They were blessed with 49 years of marriage, three children, and eight grandchildren. Walter was known to family and friends as W.T. or Tommy. He worked over 30 years in Weirton Steel, where he drove a truck. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing the area courses and fishing at Tomlinson Run and Raccoon State Park. Nothing compared to the time he spent with his family. He cherished the times with his children vacationing in Daytona Beach and Disney World. When the grandchildren were born he loved watching them and transporting to and from school. Most of all Tommy will be remembered for his generosity and his sense of humor which was sarcastic at times. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. In addition to his parents, W.T was preceded in death by his grandson, Andrew Stithem, and his two brothers, Barry, and Ken Johnson. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Betty Andrews Johnson, his children, Jason (Janice) Johnson, Jessica (Kevin) Buck and Jeffrey (Kristen) Johnson; his brother, William (Diane) Johnson; and his beloved grandchildren, Julia, Justin, Anthony, Michael Johnson, Ethan and Evan Stithem and Tyler Buck. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Entombment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery mausoleum. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Our warmest condolences. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  2. Betty, Jason, Jessica, Jeff and families, we are so very sorry for your loss; we will truly miss Tom, and have fond memories of our many years of friendship. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time May he Rest in Peace. Sincerely Mike & Marlene Runkel

  3. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Walter Thomas Johnson, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Reserve Veteran, Walter Thomas Johnson, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  4. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Tom (as he was known to us) was one of our group of 5 that hung around during his years at Madonna High. Kind, understanding, but most of all funny as heck. We became friends at St. Joseph Grade School and maintained that friendship after high school. Regrettably not long after, careers, family, and distance resulted in our losing contact. One cannot turn back the calendar but I will always cherish the times shared. Les Halapy, Maryland, Madonna Class of ’64

  5. Our sincere sympathy and condolences to Walt’s family. Remember Walt as a quiet classmate at Weir High. So sorry for your loss, Betty and family. Sandi and Ray Gajtka

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