Jesse E. Johnson
LAKEVIEW: A graveside funeral service for Jesse E. Johnson, age 74, of Lakeview, Ohio, will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Hanover Cemetery with Pastor Rusty Foley officiating. Calling hours will be held at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville Street, Newark, on Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Jesse was born in Newark, Ohio on October 19, 1939 to the late Raymond Johnson and Dorothy (Dunn) Bell. He passed away at his residence on February 9, 2014.
Jesse retired from Bellefontaine Motor Sales, where he was an auto mechanic. After retirement, he continued to work with his friend, Dave Bectel, where the two of them went out for fish dinners nearly every Friday. He enjoyed trains, fishing, wood working, especially working with match sticks, where he created a stage coach, train and started a Harley Davidson Motorcycle. In his younger years, he enjoyed racing cars. Jesse was the type of person who enjoyed helping others and he loved everyone he met.
Survivors include his children, Raymond P. (Peggy) Johnson of Lewistown, OH, Richard E. (Betty Jean) Johnson of Russells Point, OH, Elaine S. (Mark Sr.) Cook of Newark, Thomas L. (Kathy) Johnson of Lakeview and Deborah D. Hudson of Marysville; brother, Alva Ray (Billie) McCoy Jr. of Hanover; sisters, Beatrice D. Romine of Perryton and Pearl "Louie" (Skeet) Gilliland of Hanover; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara E. Johnson in 2010; son, Charles Edward Johnson; and one great grandchild.
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