Otis N. Johnson

Born: Wed., Mar. 7, 1945
Died: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 09, 2018
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Oct. 09, 2018
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

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Otis Johnson, 73, of Cambridge City passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 at his residence.


He was born on March 7, 1945 In Berea, Kentucky To Millard and Grethel Lakes Johnson and had lived in Cambridge City for many years. He graduated in 1963 in the last graduating class from Whitewater High School. Otis was a coach for 11-12 year old boys for the Richmond Optimists Club Youth League; He also loved square dancing, camping, travel and golfing with family, especially his brother Ova. He was a faithful member and usher of the Nettle Creek Church of the Brethren and an avid sports fan.


Survivors include his wife of 32 years Jodi Johnson; stepchildren Brad (Beth) Bowman of Cambridge City and Amy (Bart) Meyer of Aiken, SC; step grandchildren Chad (Sarah) Bowman of Cambridge City, Brandon and Kayla Meyer of Aiken, SC; step-great-grandchildren Emma and Boyd Bowman of Cambridge City; siblings Ova (Marilyn) Johnson of Richmond, IN, Jerry (Connie) Johnson of Denver, CO; nieces and nephews; Mike (Linda) Strong, Becky (Quincy) Young, Connie (Vince) Rosellen, Jeff (Juvon) Johnson and Scott (Christy) Johnson; and a special buddy Gizmo Meyer.


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Corena Gomez, Ruby Strong; brother Jesse Johnson, nephew Ricky Gomez, niece Cheryl Gomez and brother-in-law Art Gomez.


Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 10:00 am until start of services at 1:00 pm. Pastor Brian Mackie will be officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City.


Memorial contributions may be made to Stuart and Martha Shipman Scholarship or Cambridge City Library.


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Connie Pitcher
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Otis. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Jodie, along as with his whole family.

Jo Anne (Sweet) Barr
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, but wanted you to know you are in our prayers!

Rick Davis
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
I am sad to hear of Otis' passing. He was almost always in a good mood with a good joke or two on hand. I am glad to have known Otis and to have been able to work with him. A man worthy of love and fond memories.

Pam Ingalls
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
Jodi and family, My prayers are with all of you with the passing of Otis.

Kelvin and Barbara Canady
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
Jodi.........so very sorry to read this .......thinking of you.....hugs

Phyllis Mattheis
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Dear Jodi and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Phyllis and Jerry

Ed and Rayanna Hopping
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Jodi, Ed and I are keeping you and your family in prayer.
So very sorry.

Sarita Berry
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Amy & Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Stepdad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Sarita Berry

Faith Phillips
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Jodi: I was so sorry to learn of Otis's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Faith

Linda Fennell
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Jodi and family - I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Otis. He was a great guy and I know he will be missed by all of you. Prayers for your family.

Ruth Casner-Rathbun, Jerry Rathbun
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Oh, my goodness! I am so touched by your family and many friends that must be holding you up in arms, prayers, and thoughts tonight. If we'd known about the funeral today, we would have come to Cambridge City. Here's a hug for you all. Am sending a book to you this week and hopefully, we can spend some time together soon.
Ruth & Jerry