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Obituaries 5-08-12

Jeffery Charles Johnson

LAS VEGAS, NV. / LEICESTER, VT.— A graveside service of remembrance and burial, “In Celebration of The Life” of Jeffery Charles Johnson, age 49, who passed peacefully on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas; will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 11a.m. at the family lot, in Pine Hill Cemetery, in Brandon.

The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church will officiate.
In case of a rain event the service will be moved to the Brandon Congregational Church, same date and time.
Following the ceremony the family will receive those friends attending at the Brandon Congregational Church Hall, for a luncheon and a time of fellowship & remembrance.

Jeff was born in Proctor on February 4, 1962. He was the son of Bonnie Lou (Miller) and Charles E. Johnson of Leicester. He is also survived by his brother Timothy F. Johnson of Las Vegas, a daughter; Jena McKinstry of Bridgewater, VA, and a special young man, Travis J. LaDuke of Shoreham. He was predeceased by his son, Daniel C. Johnson in 2000, and his oldest baby brother, Daniel C. Johnson in 1960 and Grandparents, Frank G. and Dorothy Miller, and J.E. (Pinky) Johnson.

Jeff grew up in East Middlebury and shared many events with his family and friends in town. He graduated from Middlebury Union High school in 1979. Jeff had a paper route and worked for Palmers dairy, as well as his Dad's lawn mowing business. In his adult years Jeff gave many hours to coach area youths playing football in Middlebury. Jeff loved sports and was a true fan of football and the Dallas Cowboys. His passion for music included playing the drums in several area bands including his Mom's band, “We Three" group in many surrounding areas. Jeff was an avid hunter and harvested many white tail deer and a black bear in Goshen, he also enjoyed ice fishing as well. He moved to Las Vegas in the 90's starting a new job and to be near his brother Tim. He worked for two concrete companies driving a batch truck but due to an accident, injuring his back he was forced to retire.

Jeff was also very fond of dogs, especially Oakley.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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