Roger D. Johnson

Roger D Johnson, age 71 of Mt. Sterling, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Mt. Carmel West Medical Center, Columbus.  He was born March 20, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

A 1964 high school graduate of Wheelersburg, Ohio; formerly employed with Versa Corp. and Viaquest Inc.; member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Sterling; Palestine Masonic Lodge #158 F & AM of Marysville; DeMolay Dad; Volunteer Fireman for Vernon Township Fire Dept. in Larrie, Ohio; Roger loved welding, playing cards, camping and doing carpenter work of all kinds.

Preceded in death by his parents, Riley and Gladys (Brown) Johnson; father-in-law Jim Smith; siblings Wilma Jean Lemon and Ronnie Johnson.

Survived by wife of 27 years, Kim; children Gordon (Kelly) Johnson, Richard (Julie) Johnson, Melissa (Kevin) Vollrath, Ashley Johnson (Bryan Sockol); siblings Kenneth Johnson and Patricia (Johnson) Ervin; 7 grandchildren Gordon Johnson, Jr., Heather Johnson, Kayla (Michael) Bell, Alex Johnson, Kristin Johnson, Ethan Vollrath, and Olivia Vollrath; great-granddaughter Marlie Johnson.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Sterling.  Rev. Jay Moyer officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143.

In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 110 S. London St., Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143.

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