Richard Earl “DJ” Johnson
August 03, 1948 ‒ February 09, 2016
MANSFIELD: Richard Earl “DJ” Johnson, 67, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
The only son of Richard Gerald Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson Rice, he was born August 3, 1948, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
DJ was a 1966 graduate of Lexington High School and served three years in the U. S. Army as a radio dispatcher, stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War.
DJ worked in manufacturing for several years working at Quantex for six years. He later drove charter bus trips for S & S Coach for nine years taking college students and senior citizens on trips throughout the United States. After health issues forced him to retire, he worked at the Lexington Senior Center transporting seniors. He attended Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield and enjoyed the fellowship of his church family.
He is survived by two sisters, Carol Ann Johnson, Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Anita Johnson Osbourn Bower, Clarksburg, West Virginia. His nieces, Melinda Osbourn Puth (Jason Puth) Rochester, New York, and Deborah Osbourn Kelly (Steven Kelly), Pittsburgh, PA. He is also survived by one uncle, Homer Hutcheson (Betty Hutcheson) who assisted him in his final day and was present at his passing and two aunts, Marjorie Hutcheson, Cambridge, Ohio and Dr. Jean Johnson Davison, Des Moines, IA.
Friends may call 1-4 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 2016 in Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield) where a funeral service celebrating his life will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday and Pastor Jim Berry will officiate. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Guernsey County Memory Gardens in Cambridge.
Contributions in his memory to Berean Baptist Church Missions Fund may be made at the funeral home.
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