Jim “Ike” Johnson, 78, loving husband and father, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021, at home.
Born December 25, 1942, in Boone, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Ike and Lola Hedrick Johnson.
Jim worked various jobs in different states, but retired as a welding inspector at Green Bank Observatory, working on the Green Bank Telescope. He had a passion for life and people and had the ability to fix anything. One of his greatest passions was woodturning, and he was a member of the West Virginia Wood Turners Association, where he was able to develop his skills.
He was a member of Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jayson Johnson; brother, Dick Johnson; sister, Janet Rader; and step-grandchildren, Ronald Bud Simmons and Dakota Nelson.
He leaves behind his wife, Mary Johnson; three-stepdaughters, Debbie Davis, and husband, Eric, Sandra Rooney, and husband, Vince, and Amy Bryant, and husband, Corey; a brother, Jerry Johnson, and wife, Diane; two sisters, Margaret Carter and Sandra Roby, and husband, Ron; a granddaughter, Adra; one great-grandson, Sagan; and five step-granddaughters, Michelle, Hilary, Taylor, Elaina and Harlie; and 10 step- great-grandchildren, Bailie, David, Achaia, Addison, David, Ava, Sophie, Shawn, Jase and Maci.
In honoring his wishes, the body will be cremated.
Friends will be received for a memorial gathering Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mt. Rupert UMC. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to West Virginia Hospice, 6 Hartman Plaza, Buckhannon, WV 26201.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.