Jon A. Johnson, age 73 of Sidney, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born November 24, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Lloyd Johnson and Betty (Thorne) Johnson. He married Peggy (Wells) Johnson on January 5, 1966 and she survives.
Left to cherish his memory include daughter Paula Ankerman and husband Kyle of St. Marys; son Kevin Johnson and wife Kim of Sidney; grandchildren Zach, Adrian, Lillian, Amelia, Landen, Allison, and Callista.
Jon was a 1964 graduate of Sidney High School. Jon proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Combat Veteran. He was stationed at Expo '67 World's Fair in Montreal, Canada while serving his country. He was very patriotic, often writing many articles which were published in Veteran's Magazines. He was heavily involved in the Sidney community as a member of the American Legion Post 217, VFW Post 4239, Shelby County Veteran's Commission, and often took groups of veterans to Washington D.C. to visit WWII monuments. He enjoyed driving his Harley and Corvette, reading historical novels, and fishing. He attended North Broadway Church of Christ, was an avid Cleveland Brown's fan and was an usher at Ohio State Football games. He retired from Crown Equipment after several years of faithful service. He was a devoted husband and father, who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all.
Family will be receiving friends Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Services will be officiated by Pastor Brent Wright at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens with full military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps and the Sidney Veteran's Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelby County Veteran's Commission. Arrangements for the Johnson family are in the care of Adams Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at theadamsfuneralhome.com.
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