Obituaries

Forrest H. Johnson Sr., 81, of Forest Dale

FORREST H. JOHNSON SR.

FOREST DALE — Forrest H. Johnson Sr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 24, 2022 at his home.

Forrest was born on July 20, 1941, in Granville Vt., the son of Miles Johnson and Shirley (Downs) Johnson Harrington. Forrest joined the Air National Guard in 1957 and attended Spaulding High School, graduating in 1960.

Forrest married Mary Aylward on Oct. 29, 1960, in Waterbury, Vt. Forrest worked for General Electric in Burlington, Vt., from 1960-1965, then returned to school at Eastern University, learning to drive semi-trucks, leading him to his next occupation at Saint Johnsbury Trucking. In 1973 Forrest purchased his own semi-truck and became an owner-operator until 1982. Forrest also started a farm in West Virginia while also hauling water and delivering newspapers.

In 1990 Forrest moved back to Vermont and opened Johnson Care Home in Hancock, Vt. Forrest also logged with his two beautiful workhorses, then returned to the trucking industry hauling cars until his retirement, where he spent the summers in East Middlebury at Airport Auto and the winters in South Carolina. Forrest enjoyed boxing, horses, reading, walking, baseball, joking around, music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Forrest is survived by his sisters, Ann Long of Concord, N.H., and Nancy Rivers and husband Dick Rivers of Moretown Vt.; his children Forrest Johnson Jr. of Virginia, Wayne Johnson, and Deborah Johnson and Husband Tommy Lloyd of Forest Dale, Vt.; his grandchildren, Daniela Lloyd, Christopher Lloyd, and Sierra Johnson; and great-grandchildren Hunter, Brady, Brooke and McCoy Lloyd and Byron Robertson Jr.; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Forrest was predeceased by his daughter Kathy Johnson and son Glenn Johnson.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at the Hancock Village Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 3, at noon. A reception will follow at the Hancock Town Hall catered by the Spanked Puppy. In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to Addison County Humane Society at www.homewardboundanimals.org/donate.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.◊

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