Jonas Eugene Johnson Sr., 81, a resident of Etam, departed this life late Sunday evening, Aug. 18, 2013, at Nella's Inc. at Crystal Springs in Elkins surrounded by his family.
He was born Thursday, Nov. 19, 1931, at Elkins, a son of the late Arden and Mary Childers Johnson. On Feb. 3, 1955, in Baltimore, he was married to the former Norma Lucille Friend, who survives. They had celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Also surviving are three sons, Larry Eugene Johnson and wife, Colleen, of Pasadena, Md.; James E. Johnson and wife, Barbara, of St. George; and Jonas Eugene Johnson Jr., and wife, Mary, Etam; one daughter, Linda Lee Jones and husband, Rodney Sr., of Kingwood; one sister, Mary Martha Nicholson, of Marley Park, Md.; six grandchildren, Rodney Jr., Tanya; Jessie, Nicole, Shannon and Joey; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Jonas Eugene Johnson Sr.
Preceding him in death are two brothers, Jerls Glenwood Johnson; and one infant; three sisters, Ruby Elizabeth Poole, Geneva Lee Scarlett and Norma Carol Richie; and two grandchildren, Larry Jr. and Jennifer Lee.
He attended the one-room school at Isner Creek, Randolph County and the Baltimore Md. schools.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was a former employee of the Harbison Walker Refractories Corp., where he was a pressman. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. He was a noted mechanic, reconstructing cars and motorcycles. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 7 p.m., a celebration of life will be conducted by Pastor Rick Price. Cremation will follow.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.