OBITUARY

Leo Johnson

April 22, 1931January 1, 2018
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Leo Johnson, 86, went home to be with his Lord on January 1, 2018, A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family and the time spent together with them. Always kind hearted, he would often put others before himself. Born in Kentucky, he spent his youth working the family farm. Hard work was no stranger to him. He did what he had to do make it in life. Through hard work and a strong will to get ahead he would find his success. He found the love of his life while living in Detroit where he met and married Naomi Hibbard his beloved wife of 61 years. Over the years, Leo would work, as a grocery store clerk and a delivery driver often spending more time at work then at home. He was called upon to serve his country. He enlisted in the United States Army and spent his time proudly serving his country in Korea during the Korean Conflict, quickly rising up in rank to earn his sergeant’s stripes. He returned home and continued on with his life. A life that would bring him to Florida, He ran his own gas station and garage. He settled down in Riverview, Florida. He was a founding member of the Grace Gospel Church in Gibsonton. He worked for and retired with great pride from Commercial Carrier after 35 years of service this included being brought out of retirement on several occasions. He was proud of his driving record, 3 million miles accident free. He was an independent owner/operator for many years. He was the proud father, His daughter Malynda “Lynne” Johnson McCabe (Tom), and his son Howard “Michael” Johnson (Darlene) Grandchildren; Jeffrey Allen Ramey (Amanda), Jessica Lynn Mordue (Steve), Tiffany Michelle Johnson, great grandchildren; Shelbi Lynn Ramey, Hunter Randall Harris, Kaylee Lynn Dempsey, Arianna Grace Johnson, Abigail Katherine Ramey, Autumn Lanae Stuart, Alexander Dean Stuart and Anthony Michael Stuart. Leo was a man of principles; he lived his life for others. His strength had no limits, his determination had no boundaries his love for his family and friends was endless. Hard and tough when he had to be, kind and gentle was his nature. Leo touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed by all.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 6, 2018

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Phyllis Murphy/Evans

January 18, 2018

May GOD bless you during this difficult time. I hope and pray that you will be comforted by the knowledge that he is in the presence of our precious Lord and Savioir, Jesus Christ! I remember him as a kind, gentle man who will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him!

Jeff Ramey

January 8, 2018

If it weren't for My Papa none of us would have been there to celebrate his life, for this family wouldn't have been possible and for that, I am thankful. He loved this family very dearly.
We all have our personal memories of Papa, these are a few of mine.
My Papa would take me with him a lot when I was little, He loved to show me off and I would tel everyone "That's My Papa" I used to tell him to "dance Papa" and it didn't matter where we were he would dance. Numerous vehicles of mine were worked on with him in his backyard, I would call him about a problem and he would say bring it on over and we'll get it fixed. that's what we would do. it seemed there was nothing he couldn't fix especially on a vehicle.
I lived in Zephyrhills and needed his help fixing my front porch he told me yes he would be there and we ended up building a whole new front porch. He always put others before him. I was born January 1, 1977 and My Papa passed away Jan 1, 2018. I take that as a gift He and I will share for the rest of my life.
I love you Papa.

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