Mr. Ova Johnson, 81, passed away on Monday, June 14.
Ova was born on October 19, 1939, in Sand Gap, Kentucky to Millard & Grethel Lakes Johnson. He was a 1959 graduate of Whitewater High School. He married the former Marilyn Sue Schneider on November 29, 1959. They were blessed with 61 years and two sons.
Ova retired from Ova’s Hairum after 46 years of service as a barber. He was a faithful member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Richmond. He enjoyed square dancing with the Hoosier Corner Square Dance Club when better health permitted. He traveled to all 50 states and enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
Ova will be missed by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; sons, Jeffrey David Johnson & wife, Juvon and Scott Jesse Johnson & wife, Christy; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and nieces & nephews.
Ova was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Corena Gomez and Ruby Strong; and brothers, Jesse Johnson, Otis Johnson and Jerry Johnson.
Visitation for Ova will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Bethel Christian Church, c/o Bill Taylor, 10618 Elliott Road, Fountain City, IN 47341.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com