David L Johnson

January 5th, 1947 to June 26th, 2022

David Lee Johnson, 75, of Burtchville, died Sunday, June 26, 2022.

He was born January 5, 1947 in Hamtramck to the late Coy L. and Helen L. Johnson. He married Karon M. Szparaga on April 8, 1967 in Warren.

Dave was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was part of the first combat-ready team in Vietnam and following six years of active duty service, he spent five years in the reserves at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Dave was employed as a truck driver with ANR Transportation for 30 years until his retirement. He was a member and the current Post Commander of V.F.W. Charles Schoor Post #796 and current member and Past Commander of American Legion Charles Hammond Post #8. David loved riding his Harley and recently took an interest in cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Karon; daughter, Tina Johnson; grandchildren, Cassandra Johnson, Samantha “Squeaker” Johnson and Timothy Chivers; sister, Linda Ferguson; niece, Stacey (Robert) Dicks; nephew, Shane Ferguson; several great nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Darrell Ferguson.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Allied Veterans Columbarium, Port Huron. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Marine Corps and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com

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