Ronnie Johnson

Ronnie JohnsonRonald A. “Ronnie” Johnson, 81, of Canton died at 12:25 a.m. July 12, 2015, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

He was born June 23, 1934, in Canton, a son of Arista and Gladys Ethell Johnson. He married Joyce L. Kinsel on May 1, 1978, in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Kelly (and David) Johnson Menne of Texas, Lyle (and Ronda) Harris of Williamsfield, Stephen (and Lori) Harris of Canton and Kyle (and Candy) Harris of Dunfermline; two brothers, Gary (and Leigh Ann) Johnson and Dick (and Cindy) Johnson, both of Lewistown; one sister, Doneita (and Glenn) Werry of Farmington; nine grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Scott Johnson; and one brother, Jerry Johnson.

He was a coal miner for Freeman United, retiring from the Buckheart Mine in 1985. Following his retirement, he worked for years as a shop mechanic for Star Delivery and Transfer and farming.

He was a member of Shields Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Wally Carson officiating. Burial will be held at Shields Chapel Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to his church or to Hospice Compassus.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/15/2015

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