Britt “Sug” Johnson

September 22, 1939 ‒ March 12, 2018

Butler, Ohio

Britt “Sug” Johnson Sr. passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2018 in Country Club Mt. Vernon surrounded by his family. He was 78.

He was born September 22, 1939 in Hazard, Kentucky to parents Sonny Mckinley & Molly (Combs) Johnson. His family later relocated to Mansfield, and Britt went on to serve our country by joining the US Army Reserve and was honorably discharged after 2 years.

A man of all trades, Britt had many jobs throughout his lifetime. He owned and operated a gas station, canoe livery, was self-employed as a carpenter and roofer, and most recently worked for Richland County in the road department.

In spare time Britt enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was fishing, mushroom hunting, coon hunting or quadding. He also had a love for music and could be found playing his guitar, two-stepping, or having a jam session with friends. Britt was a very generous man and was truly loved by everyone he came in contact with, especially his grandchildren. He definitely never knew a stranger and will be missed by all who love him.

He is survived by his children Britt (Megan Hanford) Johnson Jr. and Brittney Johnson; nephew Justin Hurell; grandchildren Emalee and Evan; Megan’s daughter Emery; siblings Kelly Chapman of Butler and Marie Jackson of Mason; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Britt was preceded in death by his siblings Martha Clements, Herman “Tommy” Johnson, Gladys Deel, Connie Hill, and Bessie Walker; and sister-in-law June Johnson.

A funeral service in Britt’s honor will take place Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home with calling hours from 1-2 p.m. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

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  • Our Dear Uncle Sug will be missed by all. My fondest memories are as with so many others, is how he spent time with us teaching us how to two step. He loved it! My prayers are with his kids Britt-Bosh and Brittany and his close Nephew Justin. Also my prayers are with his surviving sister Marie and brother Kelly. We love you all dearly. May God be with you all as well as the entire family. God bless you always.

  • Britt I am so sorry for the loss of your dad! Hugs to you and your family. May god wrap his arms around all of you and comfort you!

    Kathi, Derek, Alexis &

  • The extended Johnson family,
    Sorry to here of “Sug’s” passing. Even thought he was older than I , he was always friendly and a good person.

  • Britt sorry fir your loss your dad was a great friend will greatly miss him and his stories

  • I will miss you. We went 4 wheeling in kentucky one weekend, he missed his turn in the creek and sank his quad. Now they call it the sugar hole by friends there.

  • Bosh and all the Johnson family, we were saddened to hear about your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Alway respected and liked him…he treated me great and laughed at me and you bosh…you have that part of him forever…sorry for our loss and you know we love you…Deano and Becky

  • Our Condolences to the Family of Britt Johnson Sr. AKA Sug. My Uncle ! He was the Brother to my Mother, Gladys Johnson/Dotson/Deel.
    Great Guy and a Friend to Every One he met. Loved Music, Guitars, Fishing, & Dancing. He was my First Inspiration to Play Music, Was Very Good 2 finger Mountain Music or Blue Grass Guitar Picker . We Love You Uncle Sug, You will be missed. R.I.P., Cricket Misses You.

  • So sorry to hear..he was just the sweetest man. When I’d run into him anywhere, he always had a story.. mostly about how he’s known me since I was this high.. ornery, ornery, ornery.. He will be missed..
    Sincerest condolences,
    Corey and Carrie Oyster

  • This man was someone you loved to be around. Always smiling and laughing. My thoughts and prayers goes to all the family.

  • My grandfather, Joe Walker, was Sug’s mother’s uncle. Sug was a gentle soul with a kind heart, easy nature, full of wisdom and sage advice, ready with a big smile and an infectious laugh. He was everybody’s friend. I have many fond memories of spending time with him and my uncle Gerald. What a gift he was to so many and what a profound loss we share as a family with his passing.

  • Brit, I am so sorry for your loss. It is always such a hard time when we lose someone so close to our hearts. Praying for you during this difficult time. Debbie Walker

  • I’m sorry for your lost brother. You and your family are in my prayers. Had a lot of fun over the years with your dad, he was a good guy!!

  • So sorry for your loss Brit. Didn’t know your dad but heard great things. Thinking of you and your family.
    Lots of love,
    Heather Kochheiser

  • Britt, sorry about the loss of your Dad. The few times I met him, he always had a smile and was a great guy. Butler boy all the way, and I mean that in a GOOD way. I hope we can get together sometime. Take care my friend and Butler Jr High buddy.

  • Sincere condolences to the family and friends
    The keepsake video is so absolutely beautiful in showing his life’s journey,
    as are all your loving family memorial express the loving bond your family shares.
    Sending hugs
    Nancy Hue Taylor

  • sorry I missed the service for SUG we spent a lot of hours working together encluding
    three and a half at the flxeble company and two on the roads mowing always had a good time REX

  • Brittany and Boshie, so sorry that I missed the funeral for your dad. There will never be another Sugar man. My last thing that I said to him when I left the trailer a couple months ago was , ” I love you like my brother “. My deepest sympathy to you both, and all the family.