James E. “Jim” Johnson
August 10, 1952 ‒ May 22, 2017
James E. “Jim” Johnson, age 64, of Centerburg passed away Monday May 22, 2017 peacefully in his home
He was born August 10, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Floyd A. and Marie (Whitt) Johnson.
Jim was a “lifer” of the Centerburg community where he was a 1970 graduate of Centerburg High School. In fact, he had a shirt that said, “if you don’t know me, you’re probably not from around here”.
He was a welder by both trade and by choice and worked for The Flxible Co. in Delaware for 22 years and Industrial Fabrication in Westerville for 21 years before his retirement.
Jim loved hunting, fishing, and any opportunity to “run the dogs”. He also kept a countdown on his phone to the annual family hunting trip to Michigan every October.
He adored his grandchildren and never missed a ball game. Jim had a soft spot for all children and they loved him.
He will be missed by his better half, Stephanie Edwards with whom he shared his last 14 years; his son and daughter-in-law Josh and Tiara Johnson of Centerburg; grandchildren Tyler and Jaylon Johnson, Natasha, Alexis, and Colton Sears, and Colt Sammons; siblings Bob (Mary Jane) Rowley of West Liberty, Kentucky, Anita (Dale) Vanderpool of Centerburg, Jerry (Tina) Johnson of Orient, Ohio, and Sandy (Ronnie) Miller of Centerburg, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on the family from 4-8 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral services will be held there on Saturday at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Jim’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com