Mr. Leon Johnson was called to rest April 21, 2013 in the Avalon Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lake City, Florida. He was born March 20, 1931 in Wellborn, Florida to Essie Mae Wilson and Alto Johnson. Both preceded him in death. He was educated in the public schools of Columbia County. Mr. Johnson retired from Waste Management, Lake City, FL after many years of employment. Prior to his declining health, he took pleasure in fishing and gardening.
He was a loving father and valued the friendship of his friends.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his dear friend, Catherine Kelly, Lake City, FL; their three daughters, Essie Johnson-Lewis (Carlton), Naples, FL, Patricia Johnson, Pearlie Johnson (Billy) both of Lake City, FL; step-daughters, Minnie Lindsey, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Evelyn Dunlap, Shirley Jones and Lynda Newton, all of Lake City, FL; sisters, Clara Crumpton, Orlando, FL, Daisy Williams and Vivian Owens, both of Lake City, FL; brothers, JC Johnson, Orlando, FL, Sam Stockton, Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Joey O'Neal (Piper), Felisha Mike, Waymon Butts, Carlton "Whoop" Lewis, II,
Theo Johnson; three great-grandchildren; goddaughter, Tretha Williams; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Leon Johnson will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at New Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church. 1321 NW Long Street, Lake City, FL Pastor, Lantz G. Mills, Sr.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"