David E. Johnson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
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Born May 9, 1942, in Edison, Ga., to the late James V. and Jewel Johnson, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 17 years having moved from Cumming. Mr. Johnson was a 1962 graduate of Arlington High School and spent his career in the flexible packaging industry. In 1976, along with a partner, he opened a company called Flex-On. In 1988, he acquired SleeveCo and moved the company to Dawsonville in the mid-1990s. He was one of the founders of Chestatee State Bank and was a U.S. Army veteran. David enjoyed golfing and entertaining family and friends. In his later years, he especially enjoyed his grandchildren who affectionately called him "Pop". He was also preceded in death by five sisters and brothers.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Malinda H. Johnson, Dawsonville; children, Joan and Eric Grabau, Gainesville, James Johnson, Dawsonville, Beverly and Martin Wilson, Big Canoe; grandchildren, Tyler and Drew Grabau, Lauren, Nathan and Blake Wilson; and a sister, Ora Lee Smith, Marietta.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jim Gaines will officiate. Interment services will follow at Georgia National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Can't Never Could, which is dedicated to helping provide financial support for brain cancer patients. Contributions can be made at www.cantnevercouldinc.com.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.
Bearden Funeral Home
334 Highway 53 East Dawsonville, GA 30534
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 28, 2014