Burnell D. “Nellie” Johns, 86 years, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 in his residence. He was born November 13, 1933 in Sherwood, Ohio, the son of the late Gerald L. and Leola (Schroeder) Johns. Burnell was a 1951 graduate of Sherwood High School. Nellie was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He married Doris M. Johnson on February 12, 1960 in Florida, and she survives. He was a calendar operator for 26 years at BF Goodrich in Woodburn, Indiana. Burnell enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, golfing and supporting his grandkids activities. He also enjoyed spending time in the woods. He was a life-long member of the Sherwood VFW Post 5665.
Burnell is survived by his wife Doris; three children, Ronald (Diane) Johns of Sherwood; Thomas (Cindy) Johns of Hicksville, Michelle Johns of Cecil and Debra (Russell) Tiedemann of Beaumont, Texas; nine grandchildren, Katie, Kara and Kaleb Johns, Jarrett and Jaclyn Carr, Clint, Dustin, April and Deseraie; four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald Lynn Johns and infant Melvin Johns.
Visitation for Burnell D. Johns will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm St, Sherwood. Those planning on attending the visitation are reminded to keep your visit brief, so everyone can express their condolences. Because of the COVID19 pandemic, masks will be required. Private family funeral services will be held in the funeral home with Pastor Jack Teeple, officiating. Public graveside committal services will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Sherwood Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Sherwood VFW Post 5665.
The family ask those remembering Burnell to make memorial contributions to the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association.
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