January 21, 1947 to March 17, 2014
Talcottville- Ronald L. Johnson, 67, of Route 12D passed away on March 17, 2014 at his home under the care of his wife, Laura and Lewis County Hospice.
He was born in Boonville, January 21, 1947 a son of Howard and Charlotte Drexel Johnson. He grew up on the East Road on the family farm and attended Boonville Schools. He first worked at Brant Excelsior, Hawkinsville and then Sargents Chair Factory. He married Sandra Rogers that ended in divorce. He later married Dorothy Young that also ended in divorce. He drove log trucks for G&N Lumber in Port Leyden and then for several years was employed at Revere Copper & Brass in Rome. He then went back to driving truck for Thibidue Trucking, Foley Lumber and Murdock Trucking. He was last employed with Virkler Concrete at the Boonville plant. He married Laura Zimmer on August 20, 2005. Ronald enjoyed making lawn furniture, working in the woods, helping people, playing poker, cruising in “Corey Corvette”. His “off the wall sayings” will be greatly missed by his family.
Surviving are his wife, Laura; mother, Charlotte, Boonville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronald Jr. and Annette Johnson, Camden, Richard and Melanie Johnson, Lyons Falls and Robert Johnson, Camden; one daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Brian Perry, Rome; four step children, Kenny and Cheryl Young, Ralph Young and Darlene Mineo, all of Boonville and Arena Beaver, Vernon; three brothers, Larry Johnson, Lyons Falls, Clyde Johnson, Port Leyden and Tim Johnson, Boonville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Linda and Charles Earl, Port Leyden, John and Darla Zimmer, Blossvale, Richard and Jonnie Zimmer, Boonville, David Zimmer, Boonville, Robert and Cherene Lisowski, Boonville and his beloved pet dog, Bubba and cat, Sassy. He was predeceased by his father, Howard in October 1993.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (today) March 19, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. only at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice,INC., P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
For an online message of sympathy go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com