Ray H. Johnson
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MARION: Ray H. Johnson age 74 of Marion, Ohio passed away Thursday, December 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 10, 1938 in Crestline, Ohio to the late Roy S. and Beulah H. (Cress) Johnson.
Ray enlisted October 1961 with basic training at Fory Knox, and then he was sent to Baumholder, Germany for nineteen months. He was discharged from Swinford, Germany and retured to Fort Dix, NJ. to return home. Ray was a specialist 5th class with his training as a turret wheel and truck mechanic.
He retured to Bucyrus and his job at Whirlpool in Marion, where he started at the age of sixteen and retired in 2000 after fourty four years in maintenance. In the early 60's he ran Humble Service Station and Johnson's Gulf on North Sandusky in Bucyrus. Currently he was operating Auto Tech Towing and Repair.
Ray is survived by two sons, Brian (Kelly) Johnson of Bucyrus, Oh., Chris (Traci) Johnson of Mt.Gilead, Oh.; his former wife and life long companion, Nancy Yuhas Johnson; three grandchildren, Bruce (Crstal) Johnson, Katie (Curtis) Mirise, Justin Bowersmit;, two great- grandchildren, Justin Bowersmith II and Jamie Bowersmith; two sisters, Connie (Ron) Fahl of Bucyrus, Oh., Bev (Don) Clark of Monnett, Oh.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Sam Johnson; and his sister, Joan Burky.
Funeral Services for Ray will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 10 AM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Marton officiating. Burial will follow at # 16 Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4 - 8 PM at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Area Humane Society or the Donor's Choice.
On line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.boydbornfuneralhome.com
Published in the Marion Star on Dec. 9, 2012