He was born on March 17, 1940 at York to Victor and Grace (Bailey) Johnson. David attended York Public Schools through graduation in 1958. During his high school years he worked for O.L. Clark and Sons, Squirt Bottling Company and York Country Club. David was united in marriage to Loretta Pohl on May 24, 1959.
He was working for KAWL radio station in York in 1963, when he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army. He served as a Broadcast Radio Specialist at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and Tongducheon, South Korea until 1965. Following his discharge, David returned to the York radio station through 1988. He was employed as a distributor representative at the Scott-Hourigan Co. in York from 1988 until his retirement in 2006.
Through the years he served as president of Emmanuel Lutheran PTL. He also served three, two year terms as treasurer for Emmanuel Lutheran Church between 1981 and 1987. David was a charter member of York County Crime Stoppers and served as that organizations treasurer since 1988.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Loretta of York; son, Mark Johnson and his wife Rebecca of Hickman; two grandchildren, Cole and Luc Johnson of Hickman; one brother, Robert Johnson and his wife Cheryl of Midland, Mich.; nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. Interment will follow in York’s Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary
Memorials may be directed to ALS in the Heartland or to the family.