Martin V. Johnson Jr., 79, of Jersey Shore, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona.
He was born June 4, 1933, in Barrington, N.Y., the son of Martin V. Sr. and Helen (Lucas) Johnson.
Marty was a Korean War veteran and a member of the Co "A" Army National Guard in Lock Haven. He led the Color Guard in the Memorial Day Parade at Jersey Shore Cemetery during the 1970s.
He was the husband of the former Candice P. Packard and his first wife, the late Marguerite "Babe" Truax.
In 2008, Marty retired from Hiller's Fuel Oil where he was affectionately known as "oil can Marty." He also had worked as a school bus driver for Marden's, Inc., Charles Construction of Avis, American Color and Chemical in Lock Haven and Jersey Shore Steel Mill.
Marty was a member of the American Legion Post No. 36, Loyal Order of Moose No. 214, B.P. of Elks No. 1057 and Forty & Eight of Renovo.
He loved to play guitar, listen to country music and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Candice; two sons, Wayne Allen (Theresa) Johnson of Jersey Shore and Andrew Vernon (Sue) Johnson of North Dakota; a daughter, Martina Johnson of Jersey Shore; a brother, Charles Johnson of New York; and three sisters, Joanne Rogers of Jersey Shore, Edna Morek of Georgia and Marion Miller of Alabama; eight grandchildren, Selena, Zoe, Leland, Mackenzie, Evan, Clarence, Elijah, Andy Jr.; three stepgrandchildren, Carl, Christine and Richard.
Marty was predeceased by a son, Clarence Richard (C.J.) Johnson; two sisters, Shirley Johnson and Irene Johnson; brothers, Clarence Johnson; and twin brothers.
Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Altoona VA Medical Center, Volunteer Program Office, 2907 Pleasant Valley Road, Altoona, PA 16602.
Relatives and friends are invited to Marty's Life Celebration service 11 a.m. Friday at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. A visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jersey Shore Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Jersey Shore VFW Honor Guard.
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