The Rev. Harold C. Johnson

June 01, 1916 ‒ October 12, 2004

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: The Rev. Harold C. Johnson, 88, of Armstrong Road, Butler, died Tuesday morning, October 12, 2004 in his home following a short illness.

He was born June 1, 1916 in Glenmont to Charles T. and Clara M. (Sprang) Johnson, and was graduated from Lakeville High School with the class of 1933.

Harold was married to Myrna M. Spohn Johnson on May 30, 1942. She proceeded him in death on July 28, 2004.

The Rev. Johnson was a member of Clearfork-Butler Historical Society and had been employed for 12 years as an electrician with Empire Detroit Steel before entering the pastoral ministry.

In 1966 he was graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. In his first circuit pastorate he served the congregations of Homer, Brandon and Lock United Methodist Churches concurrently. Subsequently, he served the United Methodist Church congregations in Centerburg, Mt. Tabor, near Mt. Gilead, North Robinson and Leesville. Following retirement he served the Perrysville United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Johnson was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Butler, and an associate member of Fort Meade United Methodist Church in Florida where he and his wife Myrna spent winters for six years.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, H. Harry and Elaine Johnson, Bernard L. and Carol Johnson, and Richard C. Johnson all of Butler; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Dennis Emmanuel of Oak Hill, California; eleven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Phyllis Johnson of Butler and Robert and Jean Johnson of Amarillo, Texas.

Along with his parents and wife, he was proceeded in death by a brother, Thomas Johnson and a sister Pearl Korns.

The family will receive friends Friday, October 15, 2004, from 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service giving Glory to God for the Life of The Rev. Harold Johnson will be held Saturday at 10:30 am in Trinity United Methodist Church, 12 Cleveland Street, Butler, with The Rev. Keith McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home or the church.