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Dick Johnson, 90, of Greenville, formerly of Deer Creek Township and Grove City, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 3, 2017) at the Ridgewood at St. Paul Homes, West Salem Township.
Dick was born in Corry, Pa., on March 4, 1927, and was raised in the Sheakleyville area.
He attended Cochranton High School and was a life-long truck driver for Central Petroleum, Keen Trucking, and Hovis Trucking. He also had owned and operated Johnson Fertilizer Warehouse in Deer Creek Township.
Dick and his wife enjoyed traveling, domestically and internationally.
He was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.
On April 4, 1953 he married the former Barbara A. Shoffner who preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2007.
He was a former member of the Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church. His Christian faith was important to him, and he lived his faith by example, always willing to help others.
He is survived by: two sons, Scott (Robin) Johnson, Hadley, and Martin (Martha) Johnson, Greenville; two daughters, Cathryn (Stephen) Voke, L'Escale, France, and Ann (Gabriel) Bucurescu, Wyncote, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a dear cousin, Gene E. Maxwell.
Memorial tributes may be made to: Downtown Ministries, 172 Main St., Greenville, PA, 16125 or St. Paul's Keeping The Promise Fund, 339 E. Jamestown Road, Grenville, PA, 16125.

Dick, 90, of Greenville, formerly of Grove City and Deer Creek Township.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2017) at the ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC. 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville. Share memories and condolences online at snyderfh.com
Funeral service: 10 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2017) at the funeral home.
Interment: With military honors at Sheakleyville Cemetery.
Published on August 6, 2017
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