John A. Johnson
Age 79 of Canton, Ohio completed his earthly journey on March 28, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Canton, Ohio on Oct. 12, 1934 to the late, Rev. Arthur L. Johnson and Odelia (Davis) Johnson. He was a graduate of Timken Vocational High School and attended Kent State University. John proudly served in the U.S. Navy receiving an honorable discharge and worked and retired from Diebold Inc. after over 25 years of service. John loved to walk, all sports, music-especially jazz, he was an excellent talker who never met a stranger. John truly loved all of his nieces and nephews and was known affectionately as 'Uncle John.' John accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of Peoples Baptist Church. John was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles A. and Ronald L. Johnson.
John leaves to cherish his memories two brothers, Ray H. Johnson of Aurora, Colo. and Henry B. Johnson of Canton, Ohio; three sisters, Odessa Johnson, Marie Justice and Margaret Chambers all of Canton, Ohio. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends. Also a very special cousin, Stanley J. Davis of Miami, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at Peoples Baptist Church, 710 17th Street S.E., Canton, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Walter J. Arrington will deliver the eulogy.
Rhoden Memorial Home, Inc.
729 Cherry Avenue NE Canton, OH 44702
Published in The Repository on Apr. 3, 2014