F. Bruce Johnson

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COVINGTON - F. Bruce Johnson, 86, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
Bruce was born in Troy on Sept. 2, 1926, to the late Bertram A. and Mildred (Hershey) Johnson.
He was a graduate of Covington High School, class of 1944; was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II, serving aboard the USS Grayson (Destroyer); retired with 35 years of service from Dayton Power & Light Co.; worked part-time at Sellmans Furniture Store; attended Covington Presbyterian Church; was a Past Master of Covington Masonic Lodge and current member F & AM Franklin Lodge No. 14, Troy; member of American Legion AB Cole Post No. 80, Covington; served on Covington Park Board, Covington City Council, School Board (during the time Covington High School was built); and was active in Little League, bowling and
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Merri Lou Johnson in 2011; son, Scott Johnson in 2002; and sister, Beth Michaels.
Bruce is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Lisa Johnson of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jim Kessler of Mason, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Cindy Johnson of Covington; five grandchildren, Matt and wife Meredith Kessler, Jeff and wife Holly Johnson, Molly Johnson, Andy Johnson and Ashley Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Carter, Reagan, Madison and Jackson Kessler; sister-in-law, Anne Ferrell of Perrysburg, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with Pastor Greg Kurtz officiating.
Interment Highland Cemetery, Covington, with military honors provided by V.E.T.S.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday with Masonic Service to follow at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Miami County Relay For Life.
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