December 22, 1920 - April 8, 2017
Joseph Nelson Johnson, 96, of Urbana passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Springfield Medical Center.
He was born December 22, 1920 in Champaign County, the son of the late Ben W. and Anna M. (Kobetisch) Johnson. Joe worked on his family farm for many years and also worked at Parts Transport for over 20 years. His true passions were drawing, sculpting, and flying his airplane.
He is survived by his daughters, Rita Johnson of Urbana and Karen M. Johnson of Cleveland; his sons, Neil (Diane) Johnson of Urbana and Paul E. Johnson of Cleveland; his 2 grandchildren and his 5 great grandchildren.
Joseph is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bessie A. Johnson; and his sisters, Betty McCullough and Mary Munyon.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Kingscreek Cemetery with Pastor Brian Wonn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barely Used Pets, Inc. at 844 Jackson Hill Road, Urbana, OH, 43078 and to Paws Animal Shelter at 1535 West Route 36, Urbana, OH, 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.