Frank Taft Johnson was born August 21, 1931, in Star City, West Virginia. He was the fourth of seven children born to the late Frank and Bessie Scruggs Johnson. Preceding him in death was one daughter, Debrah Johnson and five siblings: Beatrice Johnson, Kate Adams, Alverta McCoy, Vernon Johnson and Tyrone Johnson.
Frank accepted Christ at an early age and was raised with strong family values.
Frank received his early childhood education from the public school system in West Virginia and graduated from Dunbar High School. He continued his education at West Virginia state College where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.
After College, Frank moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he began a long and productive career with BP Oil Company. He later transferred to Toledo, Ohio where he retired after 30 plus years as a supervisor. He and his wife, LaVerne eventually returned to Cleveland.
His favorite pastime was sitting in his big comfortable recliner chair with the remote in hand watching old TV programs, CNN and sports, especially his Cleveland Cavaliers.
Frank leaves to cherish his life memory and mourn his passing, His devoted wife, LaVerne Johnson: sons, Kevin (Carolyn) Johnson, Keith (Sandy) Johnson, Mark (Lena) Johnson, Andre (Kolleen) Johnson, Rev. Al C. Hamilton, Jerry Hamilton and daughter, Tracy Hamilton-Williams; sister, Marion Lockett; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-three great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. (ALL the Grands so lovingly called him "Grampa Bear'). As well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
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