Joel Johnson

November 09, 1936 ‒ November 05, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Joel D. Johnson, age 83, of Danville, Ohio formerly of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Delaware Court Health Care Center.  He was born on November 9, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Dr. Josiah and Margaret (Wiseman) Johnson.  Joel was a graduate of Ligonier High School in Pennsylvania and he dutifully and proudly served in the United States Army as a MP stationed in Germany.

Joel was employed in the telecommunications industry for many years. He retired from Nortel Networks, Inc.  He enjoyed golfing, watching and cheering on his beloved Steelers, reading, playing cards and eating good food. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather that will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Gailor) Johnson, whom he married on February 14, 1971; a son, David (Carla) Johnson of Richwood; a daughter, Jennifer Johnson of Columbus; three grandchildren, Bodie Johnson, twins, Isaac and Isabella Johnson and many other family members and longtime friends.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Johnson, Richard Johnson and a half brother, J. Barton Johnson.

The family will observe a Celebration of Life service at a later date.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Joel D. Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joel’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


  • My condolence to the Johnson Family. They were great neighbors for many, many years. Prayers🙏🏻

  • Mark and I send our deepest sympathy to Mary, David (Carla), Jennifer and family. Joel was a great guy and he will definitely be missed. Until we meet again, Joel. RIP

  • Mary and family, So sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. We know he meant the world to you all. Please know that you are in our prayers. Much love Bob and Deb

  • Mary and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you who have meant so much to me for so many years . Rest in peace Joel! May God be with his wonderful family during this most difficult time. Joel was blessed with absolutely awesome wife and children .

  • Mary , Kenny & I r Sooo sorry to hear of Joel’s passing 😢 Please let us know if there is anything u & your family need ♥️ I sure miss our long talks & lunches together ♥️ If u need a shoulder please call me anytime would Luv to hear from u ♥️U all r in my thoughts & prayers 🙏♥️🙏