Emil Brent Johnson, Sr.


May 25, 2023

Emil Brent Johnson, Sr.

September 12, 1972–May 13, 2023

Emil Brent Johnson, Sr., 50, of Starbuck, Wash., passed away May 13, 2023 at his Starbuck home.

Emil was born September 12, 1972 in Madras, Ore. He grew up in Madras and Albany, Ore. Upon completion of schooling, Emil and his brother Robert went to work in ranching, where being a cowboy became Emil's life.

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Emil Brent Johnson, Sr.

Through the years he also worked in the construction industry building houses, and also, in the restaurant industry where he was an accomplished cook. In 2019, he moved his family to Starbuck, Wash.

He enjoyed singing, especially Karaoke. Time spent singing, dancing and being with family was important to him. He also found great joy in working on his truck and spending time at the river.

Emil was preceded in death by his brother Robert Johnson.

He is survived by his daughter Kiley Johnson; son Emil Johnson, Jr .; his mother Sheila Silburn; three stepchildren Amber, Brian, and JR Day; and one grandson Travis Kennedy.

A memorial service will be held at the Starbuck Community Church on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 1 p.m. Corbeill Funeral Home of Dayton, Wash., has been entrusted with arrangements.

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