Frederick Johnson Sr., 73

Frederick Gene "Freddy" Johnson Sr., 73, of Huntington, died at 9:13 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2019, at his home.

He was born Aug.14, 1945 , in Harlan, Ky., to Pearl and Daisy (Osborne) Johnson.

Freddy married Carol Ann Taylor in Lagro, on Dec. 31,1965. He owned and operated Johnson Car Lot and worked at General Tire in Wabash several years. He enjoyed anything to do with cars, going to car shows, collecting, auctions, tinkering on them, and hot rods. He loved hunting, especially for coons, and fishing. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Johnson of Huntington; his five children, Scott (Becky) Johnson of South Bend, Tina Johnson of Kokomo, Angela (Danny) Stacy of Huntington, Laura Zapata of Wabash, and Frederick "Erick" Johnson II of Huntington; his brother, the Rev. Ralph (Nora) Johnson of Wabash; sister-in-law, Donna Johnson of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Elmer "Buddy" Johnson, and three infant siblings.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m, Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with the Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, before the service at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Riley Children's Hospital.

The memorial guest book for Freddy may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Mar 06