Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ward Allen Johnson

Born August 6,1958 in Rockford Illinois passed away July 2020 in Orlando, Florida. At age 5, Ward moved to Redding, California... life was good... In 1967 Ward and family on Route 66, headed to what would be home for the next 53 years, Orlando, Florida. Orlando was different then.

  Still young, Ward married Cheryl Marhofer, the mother of his son that survives him today. Foster Johnson age 39. Ward is preceded in death by his parents Glenn Gordon Johnson Sr. and Esther Elizabeth (Betty) Forrest, two 1/2 brothers Steven Forrest of Massachusetts and William (Bill) Forrest of Winnipeg, Canada. Nephew William (Billy) Colton Johnson passed away at 19.

  Along with his son Foster, Ward is survived by his brother Glenn Gordon Johnson Jr., sister in law's Anna Twana Johnson and Erica Forrest, nephew's Steven Johnson and Michael Forrest and favorite and only niece Renee Hart-Ellenburg, Great nephews Dustin, William, Bradly, Joey, Jace, and Wade and one Great niece Reagin. Reagin and William's mother Jennifer Johnson also held a special place in Ward's heart.

  Ward also had an extended family, The Treadwells, The Hughs, The Rucks, The Lange's, and Tom, Beth, Ryan, Robert and Everyone at Watkins. Long time Friends Jack Raymond, Ted Cook, Bill Spain, Mike O'Toole, Bob Scott and all that knew him.

  In Ward's life neighbors, customers, and even businesses like Griffis auto and Charlie's Bakery all became friends and actually family. Dogs were often treated to sausages and cats, well...

The family will be remembering the life of Ward Allen Johnson on August 15, 2020 at 1 pm at Redemption Church located at 24313 E Colonial Dr. Christmas, FL 32709. All friends and family are invited to attend and share in the memories of his life.  

 Thank you all for being a part of his life   


1 comment:

Cara Wells said...

Ward lived across the street from my Mom. He was a great person and a great friend to me when Mom fell last year giving me someone to talk to. Last time I saw him was mid July while I was doing my Mom's yard late in the evening. He came over to say hi and check up on me and my family during what all had been going. He will be missed for all the hard work he did but will be greatly missed as a great friend and neighbor.

Cara Larch Wells
daughter of Bernadine Larch