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Russell L. Johnson

May 23, 1927 March 21, 2022
Russell L. Johnson
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Obituary for Russell L. Johnson

Russell L. Johnson, age 94, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, March 21, 2022, at Doctor’s Hospital West in Columbus. He was born May 23, 1927, in Sarahsville, son of the late Walter and Ocea Kirkbride Johnson. Russell was a United States Marine veteran, having served during World War II in the Caribbean. He retired as a tool and die maker from the Gould plant in Caldwell following 38 years of service and he did electrical work and small engine repair from his home. Russell enjoyed collecting carbide lights and teaching people how to light them. He was a storyteller and conversationalist who enjoyed sharing about the good old days. He was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved going to their sporting events.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Rosa A. Everly Johnson, who died September 2, 2014; one son, Mancel R. Johnson; one granddaughter, Sonia K. Johnson; a son-in-law, George A. Morgareidge; and one sister, Verna McClellen.

Surviving are his children, Cheryl D. Morgareidge of Caldwell, Roger L. Johnson of Belle Valley, and Shirley D. (Gary) Watson of Byesville; 9 grandchildren: Denny, Mary Ann, Jennifer, Mancel, Candi, Brian, Joshua, Kari, and Cheryl; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Madlyn Cox of Michigan; and three nephews.

Friends may call Friday, March 25, 2022, from 2-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Saturday, March 26th at 11AM with Jason Pierce and Ken Perkins officiating. A veteran’s graveside service will be observed at Village View Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

25

Mar

2:00 PM 3/25/2022 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/25/2022 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Saturday

26

Mar

11:00 AM 3/26/2022 11:00:00 AM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Village View Cemetery Final Resting Place

State Rt. 147
Sarahsville, OH 43779

State Rt. 147 Sarahsville 43779 OH
United States
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