James R. “Jim” Johnson

March 10, 1941 ‒ December 08, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James R. “Jim” Johnson, age 77, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home surrounded by family.

Jim was born on March 10, 1941 in Brinkhaven, Ohio to the late Guy and Rosella (Corwin) Johnson Sr.  He was a long time and valued employee of Chattanooga Glass and later the Mount Vernon Nazarene College.  He served in the United States Army from 1960-1966 where he served on the Honor Guard for President Kennedy’s Funeral.  He met the love of his life Kathy Sellers and married in 1973.  Jim was a faithful servant of Christ and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon where he taught Sunday School, was a Deacon and Usher.  It is as a servant of Christ that his family finds comfort with the promise of the resurrection and eternal life.

Jim is survived by his wife, of over 45 year, Kathy (Sellers) Johnson; his brother John Johnson; and countless friends whose lives have been touched by Jim.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother Edward Johnson Jr. and his sister Patricia Hamrick.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 11 – 1PM at the First Baptist Church.  A service will follow, beginning at 1PM with Pastor Bill Barton officiating.  Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Kindred Hospice

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds – Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James R. “Jim” Johnson.


  • Kathy – we pray God’s presence on you as you go through this sad time of grief, yet knowing that you, too, are rejoicing that Jim is with His Savior and Lord Jesus and that you can look forward to seeing him again when you go to be with the Lord.

  • Our prayers are with you at this time Kathy. Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing away. I always enjoyed talking with Jim at work and he was a good christian man. May God be with you at this difficult time. God bless you. Jim and Rhonda Young

  • Kathy-So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I enjoyed many conversations with him when he came to live at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. He will be greatly missed.

  • Connie Hodge, and all your family..My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of greiving for your Brother Jim. I know what Jim and his wife means to you..I’m praying for peace and Comfort for Kathy and all your Brothers and Sisters..I’m so sorry..I love you..Joyce

  • Connie,
    Please accept my deepest condolences for brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David King

  • Jim was a very kind hearted man, It was a honor to know him. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family. He put up a good fight! Love and Prayers to the family!

    Love Cindy