Michael Sydney Johnson
Michael Sydney Johnson, 72, passed away June 6, 2021 at his home in Spelter, surrounded by family. Mike was born in Meadowbrook, WV on March 11, 1949, son of the late Ernest (Junior) and Rose Johnson. Mike was survived by the love of his life, wife of 52 years, Ester (Stout); daughters, Melinda Schrader of Jane Lew and Roberta Mogyoros (Joseph) of Morgantown; three grandchildren, Isabela Meadows of Jane Lew and Joseph and Macy Mogyoros of Morgantown; sisters, Patty Kupfner of Meadowbrook and Flo Campbell of Clarksburg; brothers-in-law, Howard Wilson of Fairmont, Robert Stout (Donna) of Dola, Norman Stout (Linda) of Fairmont, Larry Stout (Linda) of Laurel Valley and Rick Stout (Joyce) of Weston; sisters-in-law, Loberta Stout of Clarksburg, Denise Stout of Hepzibah and Sheila Blare (Bruce) of Cleveland, Ohio and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Waneta DeBlossio, Mary Glaspell and Shirley Wilson; brother, Ernest Johnson; brother-in-law, Roger Stout and son-in-law, Andrew Schrader.Mike worked for the Clarksburg Casket Company for 28 years, until the company went out of business. He later worked for Azimuth, Incorporated, where he retired after 9 years. Mike loved working at both places, where he made many lifelong friends.He was a member of the Salem Rifle and Pistol Club and a fan of the NY Yankees and Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR. He loved to travel, see new places and meet new people. He didn’t know a stranger and loved to talk with everyone. He greeted everyone with a handshake, hug or kiss. He truly loved people and would be the first person to arrive if anyone needed help. Mike enjoyed the little things in life, like day trips with his wife, working on his antique Nova, visiting family and picking his grandkids up from school to spend the afternoon eating out and visiting antique and thrift stores. He was a devoted, caring man who everyone loved to be around.Mike’s wish was to be cremated, followed by a private gathering. Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.harmerfuneralhome.com A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.
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