Dale L. Johnson, 82, of Cove Avenue died December 16, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Brentwood Nursing Home in Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Miriam G. (Sundin) Johnson who he met on a blind date in 1952 and married on May 1, 1954.
Born in Providence, a son of the late Earl S. and Bessie L. (Peckham) Johnson, he graduated from Cranston High School in 1948. After serving in the United States Army, Dale worked as a textile engraver for Cranston Print Works for many years. He retired from Josten's, Inc. after more than 20 years employed as a jewelry model cutter. He was a member of Norwood Baptist Church in Warwick. Dale loved being outdoors especially tending to the gardens and landscaping in his yard. When not working in the yard or waxing his cars he could be found walking around the neighborhood, mostly for the exercise but also to catch up on all the latest news. He enjoyed swimming at McDermott Pool, riding his bicycle, and frequent road trips to Point Judith with his wife and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife; he is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. Johnson of Warwick and Stacey L. Morin and her husband, Steven of Warwick, one son, Stuart D. Johnson and his wife, Patricia of North Kingstown; one sister: Dianne Baxter of Swanzey, New Hampshire; seven grandchildren: Shannon & Paige Johnson, Mathieu Blanchet, Kayla & Kyle Morin, Meaghan Schobert and Kyle Seymour; and three great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Susan M. Johnson and brother of the late Donald Johnson, whose wife is Nancy of Seattle, Washington. His family will remember Dale as a kind and gentle man with a sense of humor and a quick wit. A true inspiration, he was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. His funeral service will be held in Norwood Baptist Church, 48 Budlong Avenue, Warwick at 1:00 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown.
His family requests memorial donations made to the Church or to Brentwood Nursing Home. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.