Mr. Richard Lee Johnson, Mount Dora, formerly of Cape Canaveral, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the age of 93. He was born on March 16, 1928 in Amsterdam, New York to Walter Amos and Gertrude Casabonne Johnson. He served in the Navy in the Pacific theater in World War II. He attended the University of Tampa where he met his future wife, Barbara Ann Neet. They were married on June 8, 1952 in St. Petersburg, FL.
He was employed by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad as a Passenger Service Agent until 1971. At that time, he was enlisted to oversee the start-up of Auto-Train Corporation in Sanford. Subsequently, he was recruited by Sea Escape Cruise Line to start and manage their Port Canaveral terminal. In his retirement he was an active volunteer in many organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Mercy House Thrift Shop. He was a member of Church of Our Saviour in Cocoa Beach.
He was predeceased by his wife Barbara and son Michael Richard Johnson. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Bradford (Edwin), his son James Christopher Johnson (Patricia), daughter-in-law Rebecca Mulquin Johnson and companion Jacqueline Murphy. He is also survived by his grandchildren James Bradford, Caroline Marsh (Dale), Matthew Johnson (Charlotte) and Andrew Johnson (Rachael) and great-grandchildren Samuel and Levi Johnson, Kelsey and Bradley Johnson and Christopher Marsh.
A private burial will be held in St. Petersburg and a funeral mass will be said at a later date. Anderson McQueen Funeral Home of St. Petersburg will be handling the arrangements.
Published by Orlando Sentinel from Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2021.