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Donald Richard Johnson

Donald Richard Johnson, 83, of Dunedin, Florida, passed away on July 20, 2018, at the Mease Dunedin Hospital.  He was born in Macomb, Illinois.

He married Mary Ruth Grainger on March 2, 1957 and lived in Kansas City, Missouri for a number of years.  He was a milkman during his time there and also started raising a family as well. Debra Lynn and Richard were born in Kansas City.

The family then moved to Lincoln, Illinois. It was where that he moved into a new career in the Restaurant business. He spent the next forty years enjoying his occupation. The restaurants’ he worked at were The Heritage Inn, The Lincoln Depot and Loretta Lynn’s. He liked to collect owls and was a collector Jim Beam Bottles.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren great -grandchildren.

Donald never knew a stranger and made friends easily. He was also a people person and loved to talk about current events. He was a man that never met a stranger and made friends easily. He was a very kind person and a good Father.

Don was predeceased by his parents, his sisters,Francis Mathis and Hazel Dye and his brothers Leonard and Louis Johnson , He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth; his sister, Christine Mcgee; his sons, Richard(Cathy) and Douglas Johnson; his daughters Debra Peterson (Kevin Mcmillen), Barbara Monkman (Thomas) and Denise Etcheson.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please give to the American Heart Association

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  • Carter Family says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Donald. We pray that our loving Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) grants you peace during this difficult time.

  • douglas johnson says:

    we love you papa , rest in peace

  • Mary Welch says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Dons death. I enjoyed knowing him and his family. My prayers for him and his family. Tom and Mary Welch, Lincoln.

  • kevin hopp says:

    Sorry to hear of your lose. I learned so much from working with Don at the Lincoln Depot. Prayers for the family.