DARIS G. JOHNSON
Daris G. Johnson, 81 of Titusville, FL died Sunday
May 5, 2019 at VITAS Inpatient Hospice, Rockledge, FL.
He was the son of the late Arley M. and Irene Butler
Johnson and was born in Summersville, WV on March 18,
1938. After graduation from Nicholas County High School
he proudly served in the United States Army. Daris
owned a barber shop in Titusville, was known to many as
the Bee Man or the Marble Man, and retired from EG&G
after many years at the Space Center. He was a deacon
at First Baptist Church of IRC spanning 6 decades. He
found pleasure in annual hunting trips to the hunt camp
in Virginia with family and friends, going to yard sales,
“setting up” at antique shows and flea markets and
fishing with his grandchildren.
Daris was preceded in death by brothers: Arley Junior
and Clarence Johnson; sisters: Lillian Bailes, Ruth
Forren, and Phyllis Copenhaver. Both Betty Sue
Donaldson his wife of 31 years and Geraldine Pence
Littrelle his wife of 24 years widowed him.
He is survived by brother Darrell Johnson of
Craigsville, WV brother-in-law Tom Bailes of
Summersville, WV and sister-in-law Doris Johnson of
Canvas; daughters Lanetta Johnson Putnal of Somerset,
NJ and Susan Keldsen; grandchildren Kyle Koshinski
(Melissa) of Palm Bay, FL, Ellyna Putnal (Kai Odle) of
Orlando, FL, Camden Putnal of Somerset, NJ, Rylee
Keldsen of Manhattan Beach, CA; great grandson, Liam
Koshinski and special nephew Michael Bailes of Daytona,
Viewing will be held at Friday, May 10th at 2:00 pm
followed by services at 3:00 pm at White Funeral Home,
Summersville and interment in Walker Memorial Park,
also in Summersville. Following interment family and
friends are invited to celebrate Daris’s life at Up Yonder,
205 Up Yonder Drive, Summersville, WV.
Loving family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Vitas
Hospice at vitascommunityconnection.org or the American
Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org in memory of
Daris G. Johnson.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.