James E. “Jim” Johnson

August 10, 1952 ‒ May 22, 2017

Centerburg, Ohio

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

  • I never met Jim but heard about him often, so sorry for your loss, I am praying for you all and sending strength your direction. Life is precious, keep his memory strong. Hold together as a family and love each other.

  • Sorry to here of Jim’s passing. I remember him having that black 71 charger that he drove.

  • So sorry for your loss. I remember seeing him at Tyler’s football and baseball games. He will be missed!

  • Jim always made me laugh! I could tell how much he loved his family, and how proud he was of them. My love and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time. ❤️

  • One of a kind man..you will be missed but never forgotten..my deepest prayers an thoughts with you all.

  • Jerry – thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family during this difficult time. Know we are thinking you during this time. God bless!