James E. “Jim” Johnson, 98, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024. He was born on July 19, 1925 in Union City, Indiana to George E. & Berta A. Johnson. They soon moved to Columbus, Ohio where he grew up with brothers and sisters Ruth E.(Jewett), Betty R.(Mueller), George E. and Richard A. Johnson. After graduation from South High School he proudly served in the Army Air Corps as a B-29 Superfortress Flight Engineer in WWIl. After the war he attended the Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Jim started his working career at Armstrong Cork in Pittsburgh, PA where he met and married the love of his life, Eugenia L. “Jeep” Johnson. He raised and is survived by his 3 children: Jenifer D., James F. and Lisa A.(Earl Anderson). His career took them briefly to Kansas City, KS and then to the Philadelphia, PA area where he owned his own business until retirement.
Jim is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: grandson Ryan J. Johnson, wife Meghan and his great grandchildren Hayden J. and Makena C. Johnson, grandson Tyler D. Schnabel, grandson Tanner J. Johnson (Fiancée Devon Weaver), granddaughter Ashley W. Martin(Ben) and her family. Jim is also survived by his many beloved nieces and nephews in Ohio and around the country.
Jim was an avid sports fan, especially for The Ohio State Buckeyes. He loved playing golf, dining out and reading. Over the years Jim proudly attended many performances and sporting events for his children and grandchildren. He especially loved spending time with his beloved family and friends.
Jim moved back to Columbus, OH in 2015 where he had the pleasure of being close to many of his nieces and nephews. Jim and his sister Ruth enjoyed living out their final years at The Inn at Olentangy Trail in Delaware, OH. He made many wonderful friends and was cared for by a loving staff. His family got to enjoy many parties & holidays there with them.
Jim will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Columbus, OH. Funeral Services will be private.
Jim truly had a wonderful life and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.