Douglas L.”Two-Speed” Johnson, Jr., 76, of Racine, Ohio, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born March 10, 1936, in Dorcas, Ohio, he was the son of the late Douglas L. and Bertha E. Weaver Johnson, Sr. He was retired from Ben-Tom Company, Pomeroy, Ohio. He was a 50+ year member of the Racine Volunteer Fire Department where he served as the fire chief in his earlier years. He was a member of the Eagles Clubs in Pomeroy and Circleville, member of the Ohio and West Virginia Laborers Union and he was a avid golfer and loved the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes and theCincinnati Bengals.
He is survived by sons, Jerry (Charlene) Weaver of Clay City, Kentucky, Larry (Judy) Weaver of Miamisburg, Ohio, Ronnie Johnson Sr. of Racine, Bob (Lisa) Johnson of Middleport; daughter, Brenda (Jeff) Heeter of Circleville, Ohio; grandchildren, Nathan Weaver, Randall Weaver, Katie Laney, Nick Weaver, Ronnie James Johnson, Shelby Johnson, Michelle Folmer, Amy Allman, and Heidi Heeter; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur Earl Johnson and Roy W. Johnson, Sr., both of Racine; sister, Nancy Prater of Chillicothe, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews
He married Alma Jean Payne on June 10, 1960, in Columbus, Ohio, and she preceeded him in death on May 1, 2006, as did three sisters, Gloria Jean Manuel, Lois Ann Johnson and Leota Hubbard, and a brother, Lloyd D. Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012, in Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine with Pastor Mark Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Callling hours will be from noon until time of service. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in “Two-Speed’s” memory to the Racine Fire Department, Racine, Ohio 45771. Casketbearers will be members of the Racine Volunteer Fire Department.