David E. Johnson

David E. Johnson was born in New Brunswick, N.J., on April 27, 1943, and died in Bradenton, Fla., on Nov. 15, 2019.

His career was in publishing originating in Plant City and retiring in Venice. David was a man of many talents. He was a disabled veteran of the U,S, Navy, retired presidential exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge in Plant City, licensed boat captain who was passionate about sailing, certified scuba diver, enjoyed flying planes and riding Harleys, joking with people, playing the bag pipes and celebrating with family and friends.

Although Bradenton is where David came to pass, he found true peace in Jamestown, N.Y. He is survived by his sister, Joy; daughters: Marnie and Amber, and grandchildren Gabriella and JP.

David’s celebration of life will be held Dec. 8, at Elks Lodge 1511 in Bradenton from 2-5 p.m.