Johnny Lee “LOCO” Johnson
- October 14, 2021
Johnny Lee “LOCO” Johnson, 71, of Rochester, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at West Roxbury VA Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was born February 27, 1950, in Springfield, the son of Henry John and Barbara (McLain) Johnson and they preceded him in death.
He is also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Eugene Johnson.
Survivors include his companion Patsy Creviston of Rochester; one daughter, Dawn Bailey of Springfield; four grandchildren, Lexie Hartle, Destinee Mason, Bryce Mason, and A’Laya; goddaughter, Rebecca Kenna of Missouri; best friend, Joe Schmidt of Springfield, and his dog and most faithful companion, Dakota.
Johnny lived in the Springfield area most of his life and is a graduate of Lanphier High School.
He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
Johnny was a professional over the road truck driver, having traveled throughout the US and into Canada, retiring after 32 years of service. Prior to that for 14 years, he drove for the Springfield City Bus Company.
He loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed restoring old cars.
Visitation: 11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. Burial will follow at Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown, IL where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the B.A.C.A. organization (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Springfield Chapter, PO BOX 20338, Springfield, IL, 62708 an organization that he held close to his heart.
CDC protocol shall be followed.
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