Wesley Jay Johnson

Birth Date: 
Sunday, November 18, 1956
Date of Passing: 
Monday, October 23, 2017

WOOSTER – Wesley Jay Johnson, 60 of Wooster passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Bethlehem Twp. near Canton.

He was born November 18, 1956 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of Frank Wesley and Reba Jane Wood Johnson.  He married Diane Winters on August 15, 1975.  She survives.

He was an employee of Trans Canada (formerly Columbia Gas) for 43 years as a high pressure gas Line technician.  Wes was a member of the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening and model railroading and was a dedicated family man.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Diane, are his children, Andrew Johnson of Greenville, South Carolina, Melissa Johnson of Elyria, Richard (Stephanie) Johnson of Wooster and Elizabeth Johnson of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren, Hayden, Taylor Grace, Bryson and Brynn; his mother-in-law, Norma Alcorn of Wooster, a sister-in-law, Carole Watson of Cincinnati, an Aunt, Beulah Mehl, niece’s Erin and Lillian and a nephew John.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Richard Winters and a brother-in-law, Richard Winters, Jr.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Thursday, October26, 2017 from 5-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Rd., Wooster with the Rev. Kris Patt officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church or to The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Mitocondria Society, 8085 Saltsburg Rd., Ste. 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Visitation: 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church

Condolences

Diane and Family,
Our sadness for you is beyond measure. Wes was an incredible man.
He surely has wings of gold in heaven but will be missed here on Earth.
Our family is praying for your family during this very difficult time.
Sincerely, Greg and Darby Buehler

Our hearts are breaking Diane and family. We are saddened by the loss of Wes. Know that our prayers afe with you and your family. All our love and hugs Diane.

Johnson Family,
We are so saddened to hear of your loss of Wes. Blessings and peace to you during this difficult time. We will always remember Wes as such a loving and kind soul.

I am so sad to hear about the passing of Wes. I have always known him to be such a wonderful man, a loving husband, father and grandfather. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Kathleen Kulow

Diane and family,
My heart goes out to you! Wes was an amazing man and a devoted husband.. I know he will be missed by all. I am praying for you during this trying time.

We are so deeply saddened by this tragic news. We remember Wes as a patient, kind and loving person. Our sympathy and prayers go out to each member of his family.

My sympathy to you and your family.

Dear Diane & Family,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Wes! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
Love,
Bev, Erik, & JD Pancoast

My heart goes out for the family of Wesley Johnson. He was a fun loving and enjoyable person to be around,
I worked with Wes at Columbia Gas.

My deepest sympathy to the Johnson family. Wesley was a dedicated person and always working with a smile. I enjoyed his company as I worked with Wesley many years at Columbia gas.

My sincerest condolences to the Johnson Family. Wesley was a dedicated employee. He was always smiling and willing to help. I worked with Wesley at Columbia Gas for several years,

Diane and Family--I am so sorry to hear of the death of your husband and father. I think it is very hard to be on the receiving end when you are a minister, but please let others do for you. May God continue to hold you in his care as we know he will.

Pastor Linda Bradley, Clearview UMC

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My condolences.

My deepest sympathy to Diane and the family. May god heal your broken hearts. I also worked with Wes at Columbia Gas Transmission.

My deepest sympathy to Diane and the family. May god heal your broken hearts. I also worked with Wes at Columbia Gas Transmission.

My deepest sympathy Diane and family. May God heal your broken hearts and hold you in his hands. I also worked with Wes at Columbia Gas.

Diane and family, Julie and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God's blessings of strength and comfort find their way to you in the midst of your pain and sorrow.

Diane and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know Wes. My sincere condolences.

So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.
A long time since I had seen Wes but I work at Columbia Transmission as well. His loss will be felt here for awhile I am sure.

Diane and Family,
My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family.

Diane and family - I am so sad at the death of the Wes. Know that you are in our prayers.

Diane and Family, Wes was always so fun to be around and I enjoyed our conversations as I worked with him for many years at Columbia Gas. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless you

Dear Diane and Family,

I was blessed to know and work with Wes at Columbia. His smile and love of God and family shined in his daily walk. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Dewayne Gilson and family

Diane, We have wonderful memories of our families together in Findlay. Your family has always been good friends to us through the years. It breaks our hearts to know Wes is gone. He was a kind and gentle man. Much love and sympathy to you and your family.

Going to visit Uncle Wes and Aunt Reba was a favorite part of my childhood along with my brothers. Jay (sorry I never caught on to Wes) will be missed by all of us. Many many childhood memories

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Wes Johnson. I first meet Wes in 1990 while working in Wooster for Columbia Gas Transmission. Over the years I had the pleasure of running into Wes at various field locations. He always had a smile and was very pleasant to speak to. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in Wes's memory help comfort you tomorrow. God Bless!

Dear Johnson Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this incredibly difficult time. Much love and sympathy to your family as you all move forward. God Bless!

Thoughts and prayers for family. Wes was a great guy.

Thoughts and Prayers to the Johnson Family I knew him from working at Columbia Gas. He was a well liked Employee

Diane, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Wes as always a wonderful man. I have very wonderful memories of our time together in Footsteps class, many years ago. Prayers and hugs to you all.

Diane, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Wes as always a wonderful man. I have very wonderful memories of our time together in Footsteps class, many years ago. Prayers and hugs to you all.

Diane, our hearts break for you and your family. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand.
Jim and Karol Lewis

To the Johnson family,
My God grant you comfort and peace during this most difficult time.
Mark and Candy Watts
(Stephanie's parents)

Dearest Diane and Family, How very sad I was to hear of Wes's death. I remember him so well as a committed husband, father and Christian gentleman. Wes's sweet and kind nature emanated his faith, revealing a model of true discipleship.

Love - Valerie Stultz

So sorry to hear about this. We will continue to pray for Diane and the entire family and will hold you in our thoughts.

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