Kenneth Jerome Johnson Sr., known as “Saul” by his close friends, passed away early Tuesday morning June 18, 2013 following his birthday a day prior.
Born June 17, 1948 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Solomon and Cora Rhodes Johnson.
Kenny was a Mohawk High School graduate where he excelled in basketball. Upon graduation, he went to work for Cemex and following 44 years of service, he retired as a plant supervisor. Saul was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Chewton, serving as a church deacon, treasurer of the usher’s organization and a member of the male chorus.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marlene Dashield Johnson; his loving son, Kenneth (Neva) Johnson Jr. of New Castle; two daughters, Staci Dixon and her children, Tammy Cox and her son. Survivors also include three sisters, Loretta Rhodes of Houston Texas, Shirley Askerneese and Pat Monts, both of Center Twp.; two brothers, Eugene (Geraldine) Johnson of Beaver Falls, Ernest (Carlyn) Johnson of New Castle. Kenny also leaves behind three beloved grandchildren, Amira Johnson, age 8, Khalil Johnson, age 6, and Tayeden Johnson, age 3, all of New Castle and his loving mother in law, Dorothy Stevenson of Ellwood City. He also leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Johnson.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday June 21, from 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Chewton on Saturday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Eric Board officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Dear Johnson Family,
You have our deepest sympathies for the loss of a wonderful man. We are very sorry to hear of his passing and we pray that your faith in God will help with your healing. I know that his memory will continue as he was a carring and compassionate man. He is another angel of the heavens to watch over God’s children. Debra and Scott Mohr
Marlene, Ken-Ken & Family, what a shock when I read this morning’s B.C.T. on line and read about Kenny’s death. Brings back so many memories of Medusa Tech. Center days. My sincere sympathy to all of you – will follow this up with a card and note in snail mail. He was a great one as are you.
Joan (Mateer) Sawester
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE JOHNSON FAMILY.
KEN WAS ALWAYS A GOOD FRIEND AND LIKE A BROTHER TO ME
HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL., BUT WE KNOW WHERE HE IS
HE DIDN’T LEAVE HERE TO MAKE US SAD . HE IS STILL WITH US IN SPIRIT
TALK ABOUT A CHILD WHO LOVED JESUS–( HERE IS ONE }
TALK ABOUT A CHILD ON HIS WAY TO HEAVEN-( HERE IS ONE )
I KNOW HE WILL HEAR OUR SAVIOR SAY–( WELCOME HOME )
THE BARBER FAMILY– (( ACE ))
I will miss Kenny’s friendship…his wisdom concerning faith…Marlene my prayers are with your whole family. God Bless
I can’t begin to tell you how much comfort Ken gave me the last 2 years. I know He is on the other side of Glory and you will be united again. I am forever grateful for the paths our Lord takes us on, I am very honored to have had Ken to encourage me and lead me to give it all to the Lord during some of our talks.
Thank you Ken.
My deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Marlene and Family,
Teresa and I were deeply saddened by Ken’s passing, and, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. As you are aware, Ken and I shared an office together at work for several years. During that time, the both of us shared many intimacies and much laughter together. I truely considered him a friend I could confide in. He loved his family and expressed it often. Again we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the entire Johnson family. All of you are in our prayers.
Dan and Teresa Carosi
I have not seen Saul since high school where he and I were teammates on the basketball team. I always remember him as a kind and warm person. It is a blessing to read these comments which affirm him as a man of God who proved to be kind and warm throughout his life. May God comfort all of his family and friends. Blessings on each.