Obituary photo of Murrel Johnson, Akron-Ohio
In Loving Memory of

Murrel Johnson

1949 - 2018
Obituary photo of Murrel Johnson, Akron-Ohio
In Loving Memory of

Murrel Johnson

1949 - 2018

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
131 North Canton Rd
Akron, OH  44305
330-784-3334
Service:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:00am; visitation from 10:00am to 11:00am
Firestone United Methodist Church
250 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44301
Interment:
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44319

Interment:
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44319
Murrel Johnson, 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 2, 2018. A longtime Akron resident, he was one of nine children born to late parents Louis and Clara Bell Johnson, on July 12, 1949 in Lake Providence, LA. Murrel worked as a Local #17 Ironworker for many years alongside his brothers, later to begin a career as a millwright with General Motors. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. His family was the most important part of his life.

In addition to his parents, Murrel is preceded in death by his wife, Laura Johnson; siblings, Junior Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Nettie Good; and nephews, Jerry, little Vince, Paul, Mark, Johnny. He is survived by his daughters, Christine Johnson, Jeanenne (Mark Cheney) Ropp; step-daughter, Amy McBryer; grandchildren, Cody and Mack Muhlhan, Brittney Johnson, Ashlee (Dennis) Johnson, Brody Ropp, Whitney and Mason McBryer; great-grandchildren, Kein and Alea; siblings, John (Bonnie) Johnson, Ed Johnson, Ray (Patty) Johnson, Nora Abbott, Evelyn (Sheldon) Shepherd; great-niece, Juanita Johnson (Landon and Leah); and loved by many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2-5pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron. Funeral service will take place at 11am on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Firestone United Methodist Church, 250 N. Firestone Blvd, Akron, with visitation from 10-11am. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron to follow.

To share a memory with the family, please sign the guest book below.



Murrel Johnson, 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 2, 2018. A longtime Akron resident, he was one of nine children born to late parents Louis and Clara Bell Johnson, on July 12, 1949 in Lake Providence, LA. Murrel worked as a Local #17 Ironworker for many years alongside his brothers, later to begin a career as a millwright with General Motors. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. His family was the most important part of his life.

In addition to his parents, Murrel is preceded in death by his wife, Laura Johnson; siblings, Junior Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Nettie Good; and nephews, Jerry, little Vince, Paul, Mark, Johnny. He is survived by his daughters, Christine Johnson, Jeanenne (Mark Cheney) Ropp; step-daughter, Amy McBryer; grandchildren, Cody and Mack Muhlhan, Brittney Johnson, Ashlee (Dennis) Johnson, Brody Ropp, Whitney and Mason McBryer; great-grandchildren, Kein and Alea; siblings, John (Bonnie) Johnson, Ed Johnson, Ray (Patty) Johnson, Nora Abbott, Evelyn (Sheldon) Shepherd; great-niece, Juanita Johnson (Landon and Leah); and loved by many other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2-5pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron. Funeral service will take place at 11am on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Firestone United Methodist Church, 250 N. Firestone Blvd, Akron, with visitation from 10-11am. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron to follow.

To share a memory with the family, please sign the guest book below.



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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
131 North Canton Rd
Akron, OH  44305
330-784-3334
Service:
Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:00am; visitation from 10:00am to 11:00am
Firestone United Methodist Church
250 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44301
Interment:
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44319

Interment:
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44319

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