David S. Johnson
September 4, 2013
David S. Johnson
Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Okemos
Age 69, father to 6, husband of 49 years to Sherry, and beloved grandfather of 7, passed away peacefully at his lake house in Lake Placid, Florida, Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. He was born November 1, 1943 in South Bend, Indiana to Stanley and Sue (Rochester) Johnson.
A successful lifelong entrepreneur (Hotsy) in Ft. Myers, Florida and prior to that, in Okemos (Puck and Pedal). David, or 'Hotsy' and 'Nunu' as they are known to their sweet grandchildren, lived a life filled with optimism.
The legacy of this kindhearted and optimistic man is in the treasured relationships he spent his life cultivating. A devoted husband to Sherry, they loved their treasured lifelong friends, their large extended family, their house full of children, and their spirited grandchildren.
If you were lucky enough to be part of his life, you had an authentic and sincere friend, son, brother, cousin, uncle, father and grandfather. Time spent with Dave was centered around laughter and good conversation, playing games around a kitchen table, quietly watching sunsets or sunrises on the back porch of the lake house, and sharing old stories. His legacy lives on in the people who cherished him and in the grandchildren who are so lucky to have had time to really know him.
Husband of 49 years to Sherry Johnson, father to Benjamin, Susan, Cherrah', Kacia, and Lincoln Johnson. Preceded in death by their son, Nathan. Grandfather to Carson, Karina, Maddox, Cole, Drew, Brody, & Molly.
Brother to Gregory (Pam) Johnson of Brandon, Florida and Cathy (Jim) Ackerman, of New Durham, New Hampshire.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 10th, 5-8 p.m at the funeral home. Interment will be at Webberville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, East Lansing Walk-Pump Pals, 24395 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 225, Southfield, MI 48075 in memory of David.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at: www.greastlansing.com
Published in The News-Press on Sept. 8, 2013