Johnson, Gail 1898-1964

Obituary – Gail Johnson
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Cookie Sisco
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Midland Man Dies While in Parked Car

Stricken while seated in his auto on Broadway in front of the Post Office, Gail Johnson of 5 Carnegie Dr., Midland, was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday (April 23, 1964) at 11:38 a.m. at City Hospital. He was 66.

Police were notified by Postmaster Samuel W. Brown, who said a man who was either asleep of dead was seated in his car at Broadway and E. 5th St.

Patrolmen Jerry Adkins, Charles A. Winters and Orin C. Smith found Mr. Johnson seated behind the wheel of his car, apparently dead. They advised Dr. Roy C. Costello, deputy coroner, who authorized an ambulance to remove Mr. Johnson to the hospital.

Mr. Johnson was born April 17, 1898, in Tyler County, W. Va. He lived in East Liverpool for many years before moving to Midland five years ago to reside with his sister, Mrs. Faye Shannon. He retired in 1959 from the open hearth department of the Midland Works of the Crucible Steel Co., where he worked as a craneman for 37 years.

In addition to his sister, he leaves a son, G. Robert Johnson of East Liverpool; a daughter, Miss Regina Johnson of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, John L. Johnson of East Liverpool; a half-brother, T. O. Johnson of Sistersville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Vashta Wells of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Cummings of Waynesburg, W. Va.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cannon Funeral Home in Midland by the Rev. Edward J. Phinn, pastor of the Grace United Presbyterian Church in East End. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.