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Gary Johnson

Died: Monday, October 30, 2017
Age: 66
Gary Johnson, age 66 years, of Imlay City, Michigan passed away suddenly Monday, October 30, 2017 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital.

Gary Keith Johnson was born April 20, 1951 in Traverse City, MI. He is the son of the late Tyrus Keith and Yvonne Lucille (Dobson) Johnson. He attended school in Fife Lake and graduated from Kingsley High School with the Class of 1969. He married Gayle Welch Bain on November 27, 1971 at Fife Lake, Michigan. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War (from 1971 to 1973). Gary worked for Weingartz Lawn and Garden Center in Utica (1973 - 1975). In 1975 Gary and Gayle moved to the Imlay City area. Gary worked at the Ford Motor Tractor Plant in Romeo; Ford Motor Trim Plant in Sterling Heights; Ford Motor Engine Plant in Romeo (in all a total of 33 years; Paint Department / Repairs and Final Finish / The Engine Dyno Lab). He retired from Ford Motor Company in 2008. Gary had been attending the Good News Assembly of God in Marlette. He was an avid hunter and an excellent gunsmith.

Gary is survived by his wife, Gayle Johnson of Imlay City; sons, James Craig Johnson of Walled Lake, MI and Gary Keith Johnson, II of Louisville, KY; his mother, Yvonne Lucille (Dobson) Johnson of Kingsley, MI; his sister, Anne (Richard) Vogue of Fife Lake, MI; brother-in-law, Lanny Bell; niece, Lisa (Bryan) King of Traverse City, MI; nephew, Greg (Kelly) Vogue of Kingsley, MI; great nieces and nephew, Lauren, Luke Allie (Jordan) and Emma; and many cousins and wonderful friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Tyrus K. Johnson.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Burial is being planned for Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to the American Heart Association.

Please be sure to sign our online register book at muirbrothersfh.com
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