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David Norman Johns

November 18, 1928 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 91)


Age 91, of Wolf Lake, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home.  David was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carlene in December of 2019; son, Scott in 2013; daughter-in-law, Amy in 2005; father, Cy Johns; mother and step-father, Ruth (Atkins) and Bill Boyden.  David is survived by his beloved family, two sons, Jeffrey Johns of Grass Lake and Gary (Janet) Johns of Brooklyn; daughter-in-law, Ronda Johns of Wolf Lake; five grandchildren, Abby (Adrian) Short, Michael (Lindsay) Johns, Anne Johns, Matthew (Raelyn) Johns and Thomas (Gentri) Johns; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna Myers; many nieces, nephews and friends.  David was a member of the Napoleon High School class of 1946, leaving early to serve in the U.S. Army.  David wore several hats throughout his working career: driving gas delivery truck, truck and equipment sales, shop jobs, as a jeweler with Max Cole before co-owning Allson Mfg Jewelers.  The second half of his working career found him along side Carlene and family as owner and operator of David’s Inn Tavern, later they owned Franklin Street Market.  He and Carlene enjoyed spending time at their Wolf Lake home.  David had a strong conviction to family; he was always there to support his sons and grandchildren, especially enjoying their music.  He followed activities throughout their educational and sporting activities and beyond.  David and Carlene will be remembered for their zest for life; they certainly knew how to have fun.  Cremation has taken place and graveside service for the interment of David and Carlene’s ashes will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Napoleon on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Noon with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.  For those who wish, contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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Graveside Service
August 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery
7050 S. Brooklyn Road
Jackson, MI 49201


American Cancer Society
1755 Abbey Road, East Lansing MI 48823
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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