Age 74, of Laura, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit. He was born August 17, 1943, to his parents Ralph L. & Phara (Brown) Johnson. Ralph graduated from Newton High School class of 1961 and worked as a owner/operator truck driver until his passing. He was a Vietnam War veteran serving in the US Navy Seabees. He was a member of the VFW Post 6557, Moose Lodge 2695, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3998, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Christopher Johnson. He will be missed and remembered by his daughters and sons-in-law Melissa & Kevin Lowe of Sidney, Nicole Hatcher of Piqua, Kristy & Christopher Wallace of Piqua; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters Sharon Nowoczynski of Huber Heights, Gloria Adams of Pleasant Hill. He is also survived by his longtime companion Bonnie Kay (Keller) Rolf and her family, sons and daughters-in-law Richard & Terri Rolf of Laura, Rex & Jodi Rolf of West Milton; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held 6-8 PM Thursday, March 15, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton. A private graveside service will be held at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-Sarver.com.