Memories of Harry Johnson
Navy – Defending his country he traveled to exotic locations and even tried his hand at Boxing
Electrician – Took him to many exciting jobs including in New York, Epcot and Nasa during the moon launch
Creator – Constantly finding ways to turn old things into new things, much to Moms dismay. The house
was never short of electrical tape or iodine
Beekeeper and Beecharmer – Kept some of the best honey and honeycomb you could find and could
not only charm the bees, but just about anyone he met
Winemaker and Wine drinker, but only if it tasted like Grape Juice. He made an amazing Blackberry
Camper – He loved the outdoors and took us camping as often as he possibly could. We even spent one entire summer in a pop-up camper so that we could be as close as possible to family.
Gardener – He grew some of the best tomato’s around and just loved having his hands in the dirt and caring for something.
Fisherman – He loved to be out on the lake or on the ocean shore casting a line and bringing the catch . home for Mom to fry up.
Hunter, but only ever killed beer, not deer
Mason – New Smyrna Lodge 149 F&AM
Shriner – New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club
Husband, Father, Father in Law, Grandfather, Brother, Son, Uncle, Brother in Law, Friend, loved his family, the earth, the skies, the forest and the lakes and oceans. Being with his family or outside and touching the earth, these were his happy places.
Survivors – daughters Cathy Fontaine, Jennifer and Chip Thomas, sister Betty Hicks, grandson Jesse Fontaine. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and children Steven and Pat.
Life Celebration will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 21 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach FL 32169. Committal will be in Knoxville, TN.
Donations are requested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at alzheimers.org.
1 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169