1952 – 2012
Thompson, CT – Arthur R. Johnson, Sr., 59, of Thompson Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in his home. Born in Thompson, CT, he was the son of the late Edgar and Florence (Jordan) Johnson.
Arthur worked as an industrial engineer for Johnson Corrugated Corporation for 35 years before retiring. He served his country proudly with the U.S. Navy Seabee’s during the Vietnam War. Arthur was the past president of the Lions Club, and belonged to many organizations including Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW, and Valley Springs Sportsmen’s Club. He was a lifelong member of the Thompson Hill Fire Department, and member of the Thompson Rod & Gun Club. Arthur was active in Troop 66 of the Boy Scouts, and an active member of the community. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, racing, and running his sawmill and spending time on his farm.
He is survived by his two children, Arthur Johnson, Jr, of Thompson, and Jody Johnson, of Guangzhou, China; two brothers, Edward Luther of Thompson and Robert Johnson, of Sterling, CT; and his three grandchildren, Hanna, Emma, and Henry Johnson.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Arthur’s family on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. After calling hours the family is inviting friends to a reception at 6:30 pm, details will be shared at the calling hours. Burial will be private in West Thompson Cemetery, Thompson. Memorial donations can be made to the American Legion, Post #67 P.O. Box 909, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For the memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.