Byron Ellis Johnson, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, in Columbus, OH. Born August 15, 1958, in Hamtramck, MI to the late Uzell and Abbiedine (Williams) Johnson. Byron was known for his boisterous laugh, wonderful sense of cooking, his love of music and playing the drums. He was passionate about being active in his church Vineyard- Eastside and helping growing minds as a Boy Scout Leader. Byron was an avid sports fan, supporting the Detroit Lions for life. He loved being a father not only to his own children but to the multiple children that he and his wife fostered over a period of 13 years.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Craig Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Ruth Johnson; children, Timothy (Shay) Fugett, Nicolette (Kyle) Seymour, Rachael Johnson, and Sarah Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Annette, and Gwen; and brother, Donald.
Friends can visit Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 12-3PM at the DWAYNE R SPENCE FUNERAL HOME 650 W Waterloo St. Canal Winchester, OH 43110 with a memorial service to follow at 3PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in Byron’s name.