James E. Johnson

06/06/1943 - 01/03/2024


Obituary For James E. Johnson


James E. Johnson, 80, of Lakeview, passed away at 11:20pm., Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Lakeland Good Sheperd Hospice, in Lakeland, Florida. He was born June 6, 1943, in Bluffton Ohio, to the late Ruth Hartman. On February 7, 1970, he married Carol Cory, who died in 1992. Survivors include one son: Todd (Leah Gladwell) Johnson of Pandora and two siblings: Charles (Hop) Hartman of Findlay, Deb (Robert) McCoy of Pandora. Two grandsons, Drew and Ryan Johnson of Pandora and long-time girlfriend Margaret Palte of Lakeview. James graduated from Arlington High School in 1961 and he retired from Ford Motor Company in Lima, Ohio. He enjoyed retirement by spending his winter months in Florida, playing golf, and watching his grandsons play sports. He was also an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. James was a long-time member of Indian Lake Eagles, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and Amvets. The burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton Ohio. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 3rd at the Indian Lake Eagles from 4-6pm. Arrangements are under the direction of CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • 01/19/2024

    My sympathy to the family. Jim was my neighbor when I lived in Foxwood. We had many laughs and great times together going out for breakfast and just setting on the porch telling stories and having a good laugh. God Bless .

  • 01/18/2024

    Jim and I were buds he used to call me from Atchinson's Resort and tell me to get my butt over there for the music and the girls! We spent a day together when he signed me up for my Indian Lake Eagles membership. I'll miss his calls immensely, I have a couple of them saved on my phone. What a great fun guy to be around.

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