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Wilbur D Johnson


Wilbur Donald Johnson, age 94, of Union City, IN died peacefully at his home on Friday, March 5, 2021. He was born on September 12, 1926 in Waverly, OH to the late Harley S. and Gladys I. Johnson.  On June 29, 1955 he married Martha Janet Porter of Union City, IN
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Martha Janet;  children, Teresa Stoner of Union City, Cheryl Heindl of Union City, and John & Christine Johnson of Cape Coral, FL; grandchildren, Bryce & Demetria Stoner of Lapel, IN, Kevin & Lauren Stoner of Bloomington, IL, Samuel Johnson of Orlando, FL, and Emma Johnson of Cape Coral, FL; great grandbaby #1 due in September; Marshall a special furry friend; brother in law, Richard Flora of Traverse City, MI; Wilbur is survived by several nieces and nephews of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Connecticut, California, and Iowa

He was preceded by his parents; siblings, Kathleen Flora, JoAnn and Richard Hedrick, Vern “Tub” & Tate Johnson

Wilbur served in World War II in the U.S. Army Artillery of the 790th Battalion.  After the war the Battalion was assigned to France and Germany.
Wilbur was a member of the VFW and a past member of the American Legion and Elks Club.

He and his brother-in-law, Arlie Chet Mock, owned the Texaco gas station for several years (1953) located at the corner of Howard and Oak in Union City.
Wilbur retired from Sheller Globe after 36 years, 1953-1989.

Wilbur lived a very full life. He was an avid golfer, snowmobiler, and enjoyed boating at Lake Cumberland, KY, enjoying them well into his eighties.   He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and a good joke.  He and his wife loved Big Band music and dancing.  

Visitation will be 2-3 PM Thursday March 11, 2021 at the EUM Church in Union City, OH. Services are 3 PM Thursday also at the church. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery with Military Burial Rites conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Journey Home for Veterans with envelopes available at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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Janet & family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of Wilbur. I always enjoyed his sense of humor!  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Curt & Tina Brooks

Curt & Tina Brooks Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. He was a good man with a wonderful family he was very proud of. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ann & Jerry Hinkle

Mary Ann & Jerry Hinkle Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Janet,
           I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Don's passing. Some of my favorite memories are of hunting with him, dad, and grandpa. Uncle Don was always good to me and I always thought he was bigger than life. That feeling had not changed the last time I saw him at mom's funeral.
           Our prayers are with you and your family and may God's Perpetual Light shine on him for eternity
                                               Love, Tom and Bea.

Thomas J (TJ) Johnson Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies on your loss.

Rev. Dr. R. Gwinn Lacy Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM

I was very fond of Mr Johnson and am greatfull to him for his service to the nation.

Mark Rose Mar 7 2021 12:00 AM