Mr. William J. Johnson, Sr.
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William J. Johnson Sr.
March 28, 2013

William J. "Bill" Johnson Sr., 74, of Jamesville, passed away Thursday at his home with his family by his side.

Born March 6, 1939, in Syracuse, he was the son of Grace (McComber) Johnson and the late Leo Johnson. For many years he was a welder with Hanson Aggregates in Geneva. Mr. Johnson was a parishioner of St. James Church, Syracuse. He was a Past President of the Southwood Pop Warner, was a Past Chief of the Southwood Fire Department and was a former little league coach.

Bill enjoyed camping, gardening, vacationing with his family and was an avid NY Giants fan.

Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois (Moore) Johnson; his mother, Grace Johnson; three children, Debra (Jay) Shepard, William (Heidi) Johnson and Edward Johnson; grandchildren, Michael Shepard, Melissa (Steven) Terino, Amanda (Fernando) Gonzalez, Ryan Johnson, Dakota Sibio, Kathleen Johnson, Amber (Trevor) Showalter and Candice Johnson; great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Devin, Cameron, Anuaki, Christian, Hope, Savannah and Rayella; sisters and brothers, Ruth Johnson, Joyce Hinkle, Penny (John) Keeler, Lee Johnson, Edward Johnson and Howard Johnson; brother-in-law, Thomas Grover; and several, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Rita Grover; and brother-in-law, Robert Hinkle.

Services will be Tuesday at 9:15 AM from the Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina Street, Syracuse and 10 AM from St. James Church, Syracuse, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, DeWitt. Calling hours are Monday 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider Hospice of CNY, in his memory.

To express sympathy please visit www.ballweg-lunsford.com