He was born Feb. 10, 1947 in Ravenna.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War
Mr. Johnson was employed at the Chrysler Corp. plant in Twinsburg for 28 years, working as a material handler.
He was a member of Rockton Masonic Lodge No. 316 in Kent, Kent Veterans of Foreign Wars and Kent American Legion Post No. 496. He was the 1983 inductee of the Greater Akron Sports Hall of Fame for his pitching ability.
Survivors include his wife, Debrianna (Melchior); son, Kelly of Arizona; stepsons, Jason and Curtis Rhoads of Kent; stepdaughter, Dea Rhoads of Kent; brother, Eddie Cash of Hudson; and sister, Pat Miller of Clarksville, Ga. His first wife, Jean (Culver), and mother, Jackie Johnson Snyder, died previously.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent, where Masonic services will be held at 9:45 a.m and services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Julie-Ann Silberman officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.