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Phillip Lee Johnson
  • November 18, 1947
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  • April 25, 2017

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Obituary

Phillip Lee Johnson, 69, Port Orange, Florida passed away on April 25, 2017 at the Halifax Health Hospice SE Volusia Care Center, Edgewater, Florida. He was born on November 18, 1947 in Canton, Ohio to the late Robert Louis Johnson and Elizabeth Lacey Johnson. Phillip graduated from the University of Akron with a Master’s Degree in Education. He worked as a Middle School Teacher at Lake Local Schools in Uniontown, Ohio, retiring after 32 years, where he also coached football and basketball. During retirement Phillip participated in numerous mission trips to Haiti and Costa Rico with Sanlando United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Stark County Coaches Association, the Ohio Education Association, and the National Education Association. Phillip was named Stark County Assistant Coach of the Year, and he was also an Eagle Scout. Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 47 and a half years, and friend of 50 years, Melynda Johnson of Port Orange, Florida;  sister, Judy DeMarco and her husband John of Portage Lakes, Ohio;  niece, Jennifer DeMarco Buchholz and her husband Ian of Kalamazoo, Michigan;  nephew, Robert DeMarco of Portage Lakes, Ohio; nephew, Russell Masters and his wife Shellee of North Canton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Cheryl Johnson of Columbus, Ohio;  brother-in-law Jerry Masters and wife Diane of Hartville, Ohio;  niece, Tracy Johnson Turley and her husband Dave of Thousand Oaks, California;  niece, Lori Schupp and her husband Herb of Lewis Center, Ohio; and seven great nieces and nephews. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Larry Johnson. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Port Orange, Florida. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sanlando United Methodist Church Mission Society 1890 W State Road 434. Longwood, FL 32750, in Phillip’s name.


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  1. 19 May 2017
    Larry & Ph says:
    We have had the great pleasure of knowing Phil & Melynda for twelve years. Phil was a real prince of a man. We could have all learned a great deal from him. He was kind, generous, big-hearted and gave of himself completely. We will miss him dearly. Although he has passed away, Phil will always be in our thoughts and memories and in that sense he will always be with us.

  2. 03 May 2017
    Norm Nolder says:
    Rest in peace Phil, my Sig Ep Fraternity Little Brother and friend. Fond memories of you live on.

  3. 30 Apr 2017
    Craig Moore and Lyn Dobransky lit a candle:
    Lit since April 30, 2017 at 4:24:00 PM

  4. 30 Apr 2017
    Raj & family lit a candle:
    Lit since April 30, 2017 at 4:02:19 PM

  5. 30 Apr 2017
    Lynn&Dan wicks lit a candle:
    Lit since April 30, 2017 at 4:27:24 AM

  6. 29 Apr 2017
    Raj & family says:
    MELYNDA OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  7. 29 Apr 2017
    Victor Stefan DTE says:
    Phil Johnson Educator, friend, I am better for knowing and working with you! Fun third period lunch pal at LMS. The jokes and the good times are shared and remembered. The good old days will always be remembered with you a part of them! Thanks for being you! your friend always , Victor Stefan DTE

  8. 29 Apr 2017
    Melissa & Evelyn Atkins lit a candle:
    Lit since April 29, 2017 at 4:36:23 AM

  9. 29 Apr 2017
    Gordy Boner- retired school counselor from Lake says:
    Phil was a great teacher and friend. He always was an encouragement to me especially when I had no clue as to what to do as a counselor. I am sure he will be greatly missed and greatly remembered by family and friends. Students loved his class. Prayers for the family as they walk through their grief and embrace their sweet memories of Phil.

  10. 28 Apr 2017
    Rich Baringer says:
    God be with Phil, his family, friends and his many Sig Ep Fraternity Brothers. Peace and Brotherly Love .

  11. 28 Apr 2017
    Joan Kocher says:
    Phil was a wonderful friend who was like family! Phil had a great sense of humor which provided us with lots of laughter! He will be greatly miss him by us and so many more!!

  12. 28 Apr 2017
    Adriana says:
    Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  13. 28 Apr 2017
    Adriana lit a candle:
    Lit since April 28, 2017 at 4:55:52 PM

  14. 28 Apr 2017
    Dave Faulkner, Carbondale, Colorado says:
    Phil was a great friend for for 47 years and will miss his sense of humor and stable disposition...a great guy for as long as I knew him. Phil, rest in peace.

  15. 28 Apr 2017
    Robert Rupel says:
    Phil, to a Sig Ep brother and roomie, Rest In Peace, God Bless you and be with your family

    Bob Rupel

  16. 28 Apr 2017
    Jeanie Lloyd says:
    My Sympathy to the family of Phil. We taught together for many years and had many fun experiences at LMS.

  17. 28 Apr 2017
    Jim Kistler says:
    Rest in Peace Phil! God Bless!!

  18. 28 Apr 2017
    Lee Burke says:
    Phil was a kind and caring friend. He will be missed by many.

  19. 28 Apr 2017
    Stan Cahill lit a candle:
    Lit since April 28, 2017 at 4:45:28 AM

  20. 27 Apr 2017
    Bob & Sandy Rosetta says:
    Rest In Peace dear friend...Rest in Peace563W

  21. 27 Apr 2017
    Cathy Wilson says:
    Melynda,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. 27 Apr 2017
    Cathy Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2017 at 4:25:27 PM

  23. 27 Apr 2017
    Jenn & Ian lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2017 at 4:55:59 PM

  24. 27 Apr 2017
    Barbara Callow says:
    My deepest condolences. We know Phil's fight has been tough. He was my Donut Derby savior at LMS. There were no donut shops near my home so when it was my turn to buy, Phil would pick them up for me! Rest In Peace fella.

  25. 27 Apr 2017
    Ray and Pat Coia lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2017 at 4:02:23 PM

  26. 27 Apr 2017
    Christine,Elisabeth & Jerry Webb lit a candle:
    Lit since April 27, 2017 at 4:44:30 PM

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