Donald R. Johnson, 78, of Middlefield, OH, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, January 24th, 2023 at home while surrounded by his loving family. He is now in the presence of God and his savior, Jesus Christ. Don was born in Crab Orchard, WV on May 17th, 1944 to the late Shirley Johnson and Alma (Shumate) Osborne. He later married the love of his life, Sally Malone on February 22nd, 1962.
Don was the owner of First Quality Sales in Middlefield for almost 30 years before retiring. He was a faithful member of Parkside Church, a past Rotary member for 10 years and was actively involved in the Geauga County Jail Ministry for 15 years. He was always ready to help anyone and loved working with his many Amish friends. His cabin in the woods was his favorite place and he loved to show it to everyone who came by.
Don will be greatly missed by: Sally his loving wife of 60 years, ; children, Daniel (Julie) Johnson, David (Kirsten) Johnson; grandchildren, Daniel (Kati) Johnson, Sarah (Anthony) Bennett, Nathan Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Solomon Johnson; great-grandchildren, Brookelynn, Daniel, Hailey, Logan, Hunter, Luke, Addison, and Carson; brothers Robert Cook (deceased), Steven Johnson, Shirley Johnson Jr.; sisters Ruth Beck (deceased), Shirley Gaye Thomas, Jeannie (Ray) Brewer, JoEtta (Tom) Manning; Jennifer (James) Watkins; many family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sons, Donald R. Johnson Jr., and Russell E. Johnson.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 a.m. (visitation 10:00-11:00 a.m)., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2023, AT PARKSIDE CHURCH, 7100 PETTIBONE RD., CHAGRIN FALLS, OH 44023 with Pastor Nick Spurgeon officiating. Graveside service at Bedford Cemetery immediately following. Donations may be made to Parkside Church or Good News Jail and Prison Ministry (write J36 in memo) Geauga County Safety Center ℅ Chaplain Maynard 12450 Merritt Rd Chardon Ohio 44024
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