September 22, 1977 ‒ January 02, 2016
Formerly of Johnsville, Ohio
Jeremiah D. “Slick” Johnson, age 38, of Marysville and formerly of Johnsville died unexpectedly Saturday, January 2, 2016.
He was born in Mount Gilead, the son of Darrel Johnson and Teresa (Shaffer) Givens, on the morning of Thursday September 22, 1977.
He attended Northmor High School and worked, for the last seven years, at Armstrong World Industries in Hilliard as a Lead Paint Mixer.
Janet Maples was his partner and best friend for 12 years. They traveled together taking trips to the beaches of Florida and California, hiking the White Mountains, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon. They had just scheduled a trip for the end of the month to the Netherlands. In her words, on their hiking trips Jeremiah “always found his own path, never the beaten path which always made for an adventure”.
He and Janet lived in their dream home, “the retreat”, on 9.5 acres outside Marysville. The house overlooked a pond surrounded by woods and he loved working on it and spending time there with Janet and his loyal dog Jack and cat Garfield.
He recently purchased his dream car a 2012 Dodge Challenger with a 392 Hemi; Header Orange with black stripes.
Jeremiah will be remembered as a caring and giving man with a touch of stubbornness. His heart of gold always showed when he was with Janet’s three grandchildren. He adored and spoiled them.
In addition to his fiancé, Janet he is survived by his mother, Teresa of Mount Gilead; his grandmother, Virginia Shaffer of Johnsville; Janet’s son Derrick (Morgan) Claprood of Lithopolis; three grandchildren, Ava, Ace, and Alaina; half-sister, Peggy Sue Kinney of Galion; Aunts and Uncles, Howard “Spike” Shaffer, Larry and Elizabeth Queen, and Lori and Toby Hughes; Angela and Dale Van Horn; cousins Briana and Lindsay Van Horn, Shelby Queen, Sarah (Mark) Queen, Nick (Holly) Queen, Alexandria (Chris) Beetham, Josh (Alli) Hess, Amanda (Joe) Martini, Samantha Ross, Tommy Shaffer; and his constant companion, Jack his Jack Russell Terrier and his cat Garfield.
Friends may call on the family on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Pete Jankowski officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cause for Paws Ohio at http://causeforpawsohio.com/
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Jeremiah’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at snyderfuneralhomes.com