James Leland Johnson

December 26, 1942 – April 19, 2022

James Leland Johnson, 79, of Fishers, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

He was born on December 26, 1942 to Stanley and Lorene (Shelton) Johnson in Henderson, Kentucky.

Mr. Johnson held 4 things above all others in his lifetime: family, Ford, drag racing and his love of the Lord. He was a devout Christian and prayed that everyone he knew and loved would follow his faithfulness. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 47 years as a machine repairman. Mr. Johnson was so proud of being a Ford man. He used to say, “Cut me, I bleed Ford blue.” He knew so much about drag racing and passed that information and knowledge to anyone who wanted to learn. Mr. Johnson was proud of his family and relished time he spent with them.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sara Johnson; and his three children Jay L. Johnson, Janet Weiser and Jennie Franklin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Stanley Wright Johnson Jr. and Willie Bob Johnson.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with services scheduled for 1 p.m., on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville. Daris Reynolds Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

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