Dennis Ray Johnson, 63, of Littleton, IL passed away at 10:15 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
He was born on April 1, 1953 in Ottawa, IL a son of Herman D. & Ide Mae Reeser-Wilson Johnson. He married Dianne Syverson on January 26, 1977 at the First Baptist Church in Ottawa, IL. She survives along with (1) son, Chad Johnson of Springfield, IL, (2) daughters, Robin Johnson of Rushville, IL, Amber McFarland & Scott of Springfield, IL, (5) grandchildren, Sierra Johnson, Shania Johnson, Annastasia McFarland, Addison McFarland, Clark McFarland, (1) brother, Edward Woodyer & Linda of St. Petersburg, FL, (1) sister, Pat Handren & Dick of Elgin, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Beauford Wilson.
He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1971 and attended the University of Wisconsin. He worked for Warner Brothers pictures as a musician & singer. He later worked for Sunstrand Corp in LaSalle, IL, Sheridan Correctional Center in Sheridan, IL, Western IL Correctional Center in Mt. Sterling, IL and Schuyler Co. Sheriff’s Dept. in Rushville, IL, until retiring due to ill health.
He was a member of the Ottawa Rescue Squad & was a Sergeant in the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL. Visitation will also be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Gladfelter Funeral Home in Ottawa, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Gladfelter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Cemetery in Ottawa. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association, Fresenius Kidney Care Center in Springfield, IL. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com