Ceola "Ben" Johnson, 68, of Sandusky, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at his Larchmont Drive home.
He was born on June 8, 1939, in Silas, Ala. He was a retiree, previously employed for more than 25 years by Farrell-Cheek Steel Company. Ceola was baptized as a member of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1975, and faithfully attended the Sandusky East congregation.
He is survived by his daughters, Charlotte (Paul) Terry and Pamela Lesley, both of Cleveland, and Marie (James) Fairly-Jimerson of Vallejo, Calif.; six grandchildren; brother, Charles Johnson; sister, Alma Lee; and several other relatives and special friends.
Ceola was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Martha (Pettis) Johnson; father, Norman Johnson; mother, Tempie (Causey) Johnson; brothers, William Johnson, Norman Johnson Jr., and Cleveland Johnson; and sister, Daisy (Richard) Philon.
Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 608 King St., Sandusky. Ron Wildenthaler will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be made at toftfh.com.