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Richard "Dick" Allen Johnson Sr.

December 9, 1946 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Richard “Dick” Allen Johnson, Sr., age 76, of Shelby passed away peacefully Monday August 21, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born December 9,1946 in Shelby, MI to Albert and Edna (Kidner) Johnson.

Dick was a lifetime resident of Ferry Township, and attended Shelby High School.  He was a woodworker by trade, retiring from OJ Briggs Lumber Company in White Cloud.  In his retirement years, Dick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, gardening, and working in his own wood shop.  

Dick is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 24 years, Fran of Shelby; his children, Dicky (Michele) Johnson of Shelby, Cathi Abbatoy (Jeff Maginity) of Grant, and Heather (Jeremy) Hallack of Hart; Fran’s children: Shanna (Ross) McDonald of Chicago, IL and Shane (Karie) Purcell of Colton CA; twelve grandchildren; Brandon (Meika) Baron, Brittney Johnson (Steven Wilson), Jarrod Abbatoy, Jakob Abbatoy (Kendra Westerhouse), Lillian, Grace, Clinton, and Isabella Hallack, Kate and Jack McDonald, Tyler (Jessica) Purcell, and Ryn Purcell; six great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins; sisters-in-law, Bea Hughes and Marsha Jansen; former wife, Brenda Johnson.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Jarrod Johnson; sister, Judy White; brother, “Bud” Johnson; sister-in-law, Janet Johnson.

There will be a casual celebration of life Saturday September 9, 2023, 11am-3pm held at the Ferry Community Center.

Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is assisting with arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
September 9, 2023

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Ferry Community Center
3416 Green Street
Shelby, MI 49455


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