Samuel A. Johnson, age 51, of Jackson, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 7, 1965 in London, OH to the late Ernest and Julia (Davis) Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Suzie (Phillips) Johnson of Jackson, Ohio; children: Yolanda (Colin) Ross and Preston Johnson, all of Jackson, Ohio; grandchildren, Caleb and Jadyn Ross of Jackson, Ohio; brothers: Ernie Lee (Ruth) Johnson of South Vienna, Ohio, Gary (Carol) Johnson of London, Ohio, and Randall Johnson of London, Ohio; mother and father-in-law, Joey and Phyllis Phillips of Washington Courthouse; sisters-in-law, Kay Johnson, Jodi Phillips, and Sally Phillips; brother-in-law, Mike Phillips; his devoted canine companion, Buckeye; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Everett Johnson, Tommy (Eunice) Johnson, and Joe (Lori) Johnson; sister, Eleanor (Ray) Cotton; and brother-in-law, John Phillips.
Sam was a faithful member of the Jackson Apostolic Church and spent many years working with the youth in various locations in the Jackson and Chillicothe areas. He was a mechanic for over 30 years and was always willing to help anyone in need. He also enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns, while grilling and tailgating with friends and family.
Sam’s most cherished activity was spending time with his grandchildren and serving as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Friends may call on Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Jackson Apostolic Church, 156 Star St., Jackson, OH 45640 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor(s) Richard Clark, Jim Henderson, and Ernest Heskett officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com