Obituary: David M. Johnson Sr.


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David M. Johnson Sr.,83, of Noblesville, died Jan. 24, 2015 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville. Born Feb. 12, 1931 in Louisville, he was the son of Carl and Ruth (Mottley) Johnson.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisville. He worked as a Chemist for Allison Transmission, and previously for Glass Containers in Indianapolis and Corhart Refractories in Louisville. He was a 60-year member of the Louisville Masonic Lodge and received the Meritorious Service award from the Scottish Rite. He also was a member of the Murat Shrine and of Northwood Christian Church and a lifetime member of the American Chemical Society. He enjoyed model railroading, was a member of the New Horizon Band, and played in the Scottish Rite Orchestra. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Johnson; sons, David M. (Michele) Johnson, Jr. and John Andrew “Drew” (Christina) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Cindy Johnson; grandchildren, Hilary (Aaron) Seegers, Phillip (Ashley) Johnson, Jennifer (Scott) Kail, Allison Johnson and Vivian Johnson; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dan Johnson; and brother, Carl Johnson Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with the Rev. Ron Larsen and the Rev. Patrick Propst officiating. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 and starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northwood Christian Church, 4550 Central Ave., Indianapolis, 46205. Online condolences may be made at