Ronald “Ron” Lee Johnson, Jr.
January 01, 1982 ‒ April 08, 2020
Ronald “Ron” Lee Johnson, Jr., age 38 of Prospect, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 after a hard fought and courageous battle with ALS.
Ron was born January 1, 1982 in Marion, the son of Ronald Lee and Debra Lynn (Lyons) Johnson, Sr. Ron was a 2000 graduate of Pleasant High School.
Ron worked at Marion General Hospital and most recently Dublin Methodist Hospital serving as a Nurse Technician. He was loved and respected by EVERYONE that worked at those hospitals and he loved them back just as much. Dublin Methodist will always hold a special place in the family’s heart.
On July 10, 2004, Ron was united to the love of his life, Lauren Michelle Herriott. The couple made their home in Prospect, raising their 2 sons.
Ron was a force of nature, a larger than life man that brought joy to everyone who knew him. When he entered a room everyone naturally gravitated towards him. He was a masterful storyteller and never ran short of a story to share. His sense of humor was one of a kind and his infectious laugh drew you in. Ron knew everyone! A quick trip was never really a quick trip, because when people found out Ron was around everyone one wanted to see and talk with him.
Serving other’s needs is what gave Ron purpose and filled his spirit. He loved hard and cared deeply. When someone was in need, Ron was there. He loved his community as well and did whatever he could to give back. He adored all his “kids” which he coached and he inspired them to play as a team. Win or lose, Ron was always proud of his boys. You always knew when Ron was coaching because you could hear his booming voice wherever you were. He was an avid bowler, and has bowled 3 perfect games. Ron enjoyed the outdoors, especially when that meant that he was able to hunt. It didn’t matter if it was deer, pheasant, turkey, or anything else; if he was hunting he was happy. Cooking was also a gift that Ron shared with others. In his desire to serve others, this was a great way for Ron to care for others. Ron’s proudest achievement was his family. He never took them for granted and always made a point to thank them for brightening his day with a visit, a phone call, a text, or a good joke. Ron leaves behind an incredible legacy of love, faithfulness and a deep and abiding love of everyone he cared deeply for.
He will forever be loved by his beloved wife, Lauren Johnson; his sons, Brody and Parker Johnson; his mother and her fiancé Debra Johnson and Dale Loyer; parent-in-laws: Lonn and Karen Herriott; sister, Crystal (Matthew) Thompson and their children: Katelynn and Alyssa Thompson; sisters-in-law: Mollie (Joel) Gent and their children: Joel III, Jaxon and Jude Gent and Jodie (fiancé Tyler Hall) Gipson and her child, Rylee Gipson and also surviving are a host of family and friends.
Ron is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lee Johnson, Sr.
Private funeral services will be held for his family, including burial in Prospect Cemetery officiated by Pastor Josh Freshour. Funeral services will live stream on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Family and friends may join through the Snyder Funeral Home Facebook page at 11AM https://www.facebook.com/DenzerChapelSFH/
Due to the unfortunate circumstances from COVID19, we are unable to host Ron’s friends at the funeral. You are, however, encouraged to line the roadways from Green Camp to the Prospect Cemetery while the funeral procession makes its way to Ron’s final resting place. His family will be there to acknowledge you and know your thoughts and sympathies are with them during this time of mourning.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ron’s family to honor his memory.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Johnson family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com