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Raymond L. Johnson Jr., 52, of Rosedale, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 28, 1966, in Terre Haute, to Raymond Johnson Sr. and Judy (Wilson) Johnson Smith.
Raymond is survived by his father, Raymond Johnson Sr. and wife Barbara of Terre Haute; children, Justin Johnson, Tyler Johnson and Brenda Johnson, all of Rosedale; brother, Johnny Johnson and wife Stephanie of Seelyville; sisters, Debbie Ritchey and husband Mark of Rockville, and Brenda Johnson of Rosedale; special cousins and fishing buddies, Ricky Laznik and Robert Johnson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and last, but not least, his beloved dog, Angel.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Smith.
Raymond graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School in 1984. He was a proud member of the Laborer's Union Local 204. He worked for over 20 years at Plant Brothers. Raymond loved to work and was a dedicated, hard worker. His family would like to thank Pete Plant and Carl Lu of Plant Bros. for their kindness and compassion during Raymond's illness.
A true outdoorsman, Raymond loved to go fishing and hunting. Recently, during his battle with cancer, he caught a catfish with his bare hands while wearing his chemotherapy bag. He also enjoyed riding his Harley, especially with his brother and sister-in-law. Raymond was a longtime member of the Wabash Valley Motorcycle Club. His family will lovingly remember him as a strong man with a zest for life, love for family and spirit of adventure. He will be truly missed.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, and again from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Raymond will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on February 21, 2018
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