William Johnson

William Wayne Johnson

Thursday, June 15, 1950 - Friday, June 4, 2021
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William Wayne Johnson, 70, Sandusky, transitioned from this life on Friday, June 4, 2021, surrounded by family at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
He was born on June 15, 1950, to William Frank and Mary Lee Powe Johnson in Silas, Alabama. Wayne attended Sandusky High School and graduated in 1969. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 31,1971 serving a tour duty in Vietnam. Wayne received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Sharpshooter M-16 Badge. Honorably Discharge on March 30, 1977. Wayne was employed by Erie County CAC, Lowe’s, and was recently employed by Ruffin Refuse.
Wayne had passion for fishing and hunting, as he loved doing so with his family and friends. He gained many lifelong friends on the banks around the lake and many hunting in the woods. In 2012 he ventured out to open Uncle Wayne’s a little store he loved.
Wayne leaves to cherish his children; Sharla (Ricardo) Johnson, Alonzo Bonner, Tammy (Marc)Johnson, Jerel (Antoinette) Henderson, Treka Edwards, Yolanda Henson, William Johnson Jr., Shon Grant, Derek (Nikki) Pilgrim, Aris Brown, Torrance Grissom, Taneshia Johnson, Antwon Jackson, Brock Johnson, Brannon Johnson, Lindsey Clarke, and Rakeem Miller; 58 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren; brother, Ira (Marlene) Johnson, Stone Mt., GA; five sisters, Cora L. (Robert) Wiggins, Jeanette Harvey, Helen Prophet, all Sandusky; Jayne Tinsley, Louisville, KY, Pastor Christine (Pastor Michael) Hopewell, Clermont, FL; two aunts, Louise Johnson & Claudia Johnson both of Sandusky; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends, Carolyn Amison, Lisa Kraus, Ollie Lewis, Jesse Brown, Knute Rieger, Sid Cisco, and many other friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; grandchildren, Claudio Cossio-Grissom and Alynia Grant; son, Steve Pilgrim; brothers, Frank Victor Johnson, and Jeff Moore Jr. on March 24th, 2021; sisters, Willia Mae Johnson and Priscilla Johnson; son-in-law, Mark Edwards, brothers-in-law; Robert Tinsley and Jimmie Harvey, and niece Tamara “Tammy” Williams.
Friends may call on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 10 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12 P.M. Noon in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1215 Pierce St., Sandusky. Rev. Curtis L. Johnson Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, June 11th, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Church
    1215 Pierce Street
    Sandusky, OH 44870
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  • Service

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Friday, June 11th, 2021 12:00pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Church
    1215 Pierce Street
    Sandusky, OH 44870
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Nora L. Monegan

Posted at 10:06am
To the Family of Wayne Johnson,
Wayne and I graduated together and he was such a good friend in those days to everyone he came in contact with.
A the Lord welcomes your loved one home to perfect peace, may He also comfort you and lead you through your sorrows. Remember, God makes no mistakes and we all should be rapture ready to meet the Lord.
Love and prayers,
Nora L. Monegan


Posted at 07:14am
Rip cuz Wayne I love u and definitely going to miss u and I’m so use to pass ur house every time. I’m so use to seeing u and ma dad sitting outside 2gether

Marla nKids

Posted at 10:50pm
To the Famy my deepest condolences to you all and prayers for strength to comfort you 🙏🙏🙏

Royale Carter

Posted at 07:29pm
Forever in hearts Papa, from Royale, Morgan and our babies Aubrey, Parker, Zoe, And Ryan.
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Sharon McDonald-Butler

Posted at 04:14pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Be encouraged that God will see you through this difficult time. We love you!

Dewitt Sr. & Ella Pearl McDonald

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