Sidney Johnson


Sidney A. Johnson, 70, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Brookview Healthcare Center, Defiance, Ohio.

He was born on July 16, 1942, to Charles and Frances (Stacy) Johnson in Hillsboro, Ky. In 2006, he married Cheryl Emerling (together 35 years) and she passed away in 2012. Sidney retired from GM Powertrain in 2006 after 43 years of service. He enjoyed working on cars and going to Tom's Donuts. He was also an avid coon hunter.

Sidney is survived by his sons, Scott Johnson of Defiance, Steven Johnson of Defiance, Todd Johnson of Defiance and Timothy Johnson of Defiance; daughters, Dawn Perez of Defiance, Lisa Smith of Defiance, Holly Emerling and her boyfriend, John Morris, of Defiance and Tina Johnson of Defiance; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; special friends of 54 years, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson; sisters, Elsie McClanahan of Hillsboro, Ky., Geraldine "Judy" (Scoby) McClanahan of Hillsboro, Ky., Evangeline "Van" Donahue of Morehead, Ky., and Evelena Mayse of Morehead, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cheryl; brothers, Harry Johnson and Charles Johnson Jr.; sister, Audrey Johnson in infancy; and grandsons, Todd Jr. and Hunter Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Schaffer Funeral Home with Rev. Perry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Evansport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the funeral home.

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