Louis Vernon ("Lou") Johnson

February 22, 1941 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 79)



     Louis “Lou” Vernon Johnson, 79, of Springfield, passed away April 30, 2020 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born February 22, 1941 in Pedro, Ohio, the son of Jess and Dorothy (Wilson) Johnson. Lou was a member of the Hillside Avenue Church of God. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and really loved to mow the grass. Lou was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, the Elks, the FOP, the Eagles and the Union Club. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He had been employed for over 30 years at both Ohio Bell and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years; Betty (Sheppeard) Johnson, two sons; Mike (Patricia) Johnson and Vernon (Angelic) Johnson, one step son; James Elmer Picklesimer (Joann Boldman), five grandchildren; Jennifer (James) Blank, Michael (Lindsey) Johnson, Ashley Dickerson, Alexis Dickerson and Meagan Davidson, seven great grandchildren; Samuel, Ethan, Oliver, Jacqueline, Ella, Claire and Miya, several nieces and nephews and his beloved bird; Reo. He was preceded in death by a brother; Glenn Johnson, Lou’s twin sister; Linda Duey and his parents. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of Lou’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared at


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