William Leslie Johnson, Niles, Ohio

James Funeral Home

September 27, 2020

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NILES, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William L. Johnson, age 78, of Niles, Ohio, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

He was born on June 7, 1943, in San Diego, California, the son of the late Leslie Johnson and Elizabeth L. (Logan) Robertson.

He graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in the class of the 1962.

William married the love of his life, Nancy C. Jones on January 8, 1965 and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 2, 2011.

He has lived in Niles for the past four years, formerly of Warren.

William worked as a civil engineer at the Youngstown Air Base in Vienna, Ohio for over 33 years, and retired in 2001.

He was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees Local #1952, the Braceville United Methodist Church and was an avid softball and volleyball player. He also enjoyed the many activities of his grandchildren.

William is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nancy.

He is survived by a daughter, DeAnna and Steven Meier, of Mentor, Ohio; two sons, Eric and Shelley Johnson, of Braceville, Ohio and Brian and Heather Johnson, of Mooresville, North Carolina; a sister, Theresa and James Pemberton, of Lewisville, Texas and six grandchildren, Caleb M. Johnson, Alex J. Meier, Sarah E. Meier, Brison W. Johnson, Jemma C. Johnson and Kierra E. Johnson,

Private family services will be held.

William will be laid to rest next to his wife, Nancy, at Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township, Ohio.

The family has requested that all donations please be made to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund), PO Box 37920, Boone, IA 50037-0920, in his memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may send condolences at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com

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