Oleen “Johnny” Johnson

Oleen “Johnny” Johnson  passed away on December 26, 2016.  He was born on September 25, 1930 in Knox County, Kentucky. After leaving high school Oleen joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17; serving aboard the USS Badoing Strait and the USS Essex.  He completed 4 tours in the Korean War.  Johnny was a DC-2 R Division and served his country proudly. After being honorably discharged, he came to Crestline, Ohio where he met Betty Studer, who became his loving wife for 58 years.  They moved to Inglewood, California in 1958.  Oleen and Betty were blessed with two sons, Steve and Glenn. He was one of three to do the wiring and electronics on the first U.S. Satellite put into orbit. After several years in California they returned to Ohio and later to Leesburg, Virginia with the coaxing of Oleen’s Uncle, long time resident Reed Johnson.  Oleen was president of Leesburg Host Lions Club between 1991-97.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; brother, Chic; sisters Lou and Doris; and his parents.  Surviving are sons Steve, Glenn and his wife Stephanie; grandsons Cory and Thomas; his brother Charles from Oregon; sister Bonnie (Merl) Kleinknecht from Galion, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Although he is gone, “Johnny’s” memories will continue to be cherished by the loved ones he leaves behind along with the many friends he was blessed to have known. Family and friends are invited to gather between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg, VA 20176.  Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart Church with burial to follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Shelby, Ohio with a date and time to be determined. www.colonialfuneralhome.com

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