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Harold Dair Johnson


1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Harold Dair Johnson Obituary
Harold Dair Johnson

Cordova, tn

Harold Dair Johnson, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the age of 79.

The son of a pastor and a school teacher, Harold was born in Wyeville, WI on January 9, 1938. Graduating from Winneconne High School in 1956, he went on to receive a Bachelor's in Industrial Arts from Stout State College (now University of Wisconsin, Stout). During his time at Stout he met Jane Boehm who would become his wife of nearly 55 years.

After college, Harold joined the US Navy where he took part in flight training and served for 4 years until deciding to establish a new career and begin a family. He found his way into the paper manufacturing and packaging industry allowing the young couple to have their first son, Eric, in 1967, with youngest son Kyle following in 1974.

Harold's career moved the family numerous times over the years, finally settling in Memphis in 1986. In his new home, he soon found a position with FedEx where he would remain until his retirement in 2003. He spent his remaining years enjoying life with family and friends and trying to perfect the lifelong-dream cabin he'd built by hand on the banks of the Tennessee River.

Harold leaves behind his wife, Jane; sons, Eric (Julie) and Kyle, and grandchildren, Collin, Cameron, and Claire.

Services will be held Saturday, August 19 at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 North Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN 38016, with visitation at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Aug. 18, 2017
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