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Gratis United Methodist Church
Friday April 1st, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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David K. Johnson

David K. Johnson, age 86, of Gratis, OH, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Maple Gardens Nursing Center in Eaton, OH.  He was born January 3, 1936 in Dayton, OH.  David was a U.S. Army Veteran; he was employed at Armco Steel in Middletown for 30 years and later retired from General Electric after 9 years of employment; was a very active member of Gratis United Methodist Church; was a former boys scout and 4-H leader; was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion Post #322, West Alexandria; and enjoyed riding motorcycles for many years.  He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Mark Lee; brothers Randy, Herbert and Raymond Johnson; stepson Mark Mobley; step grandson Nathan Hart; and his special little dog “Tinkerbelle”.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anita Johnson; sons Tracy Alan Johnson, David Frederick (Rebecca) Johnson and Jeffrey Scott (Carrie) Johnson; daughter Dianna Kay (Dwight) Walter; grandchildren: Jacob, Matthew, Anna, Zachary, Esme, Jasmine, Jude, Jonathon, Kathleen and David; stepchildren: Gwen (Steve) Hart Franz and Matthew (Sherry) Mobley; step grandchildren: Lauren, Micah, Alicia; step great grandchildren Cade and Brice; brother Jerry Johnson; special nephew Kristopher Johnson and numerous other nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Gratis United Methodist Church, 9 South Ada Doty Street, Gratis, OH with Pastor Gary Wood officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, OH.  Gard Funeral Home (formerly Lindloff-Zimmerman), Gratis is assisting with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gratis United Methodist Church or charity of donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.


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Dear Anita, I’m so glad dad and David got to spend time together. Dad seemed happier on our drive home. They seemed like they really enjoyed their visit.

Cathy Johnson Crabtree Mar 31 2022 2:37 PM

Sending sympathy and prayers to you Anita and families. It will not be the same without our neighbor! May God comfort you!

Jones, Cooper, Lawson, Hoffman, Burnett, Finney Families Mar 30 2022 10:24 PM

Thoughts and prayers to Anita and David's family. All of us at Gratis United Methodist Church loved David and will miss him.
He was faithful in his faith and service to Jesus Christ.

Pastor Gary & Sandra Wood Mar 30 2022 9:28 PM

The world has lost an honest faithful man, who loved life and his family. We will miss you.

Marj Salmonsen Mar 30 2022 9:05 PM

Anita, just saw Dave’s obit in the DDN. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you and Dave were so close and he was the love of your life. He was a really great man and will be missed by many. 😢💕

Sue Schweitzer Mar 30 2022 9:27 AM

David will be missed by the Transportation Department of the Pccoa. All drivers enjoyed his conversation and history lessons about Middletown.

Amy Taulbee Mar 29 2022 10:34 AM

Missing you so already, Dad. Your faith was strong and we know you are with Jesus now.
We are all here for you Anita. Love you.

Carrie Johnson Mar 27 2022 1:20 AM