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Cliff Johns

Cliff Johns, 70, of Carey, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at his home.
Cliff was born on Aug. 18, 1950, in Bucyrus, to Curtis LeRoy and Hazel (Kissling) Johns, both of whom are deceased. He married Malinda “Mindy” Caudill on Nov. 18, 1989, and she survives.
Cliff is survived by his two children, Mona and Nick; and his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Bri Hawkins, Samantha VanHoose, Larhyn Graham, Lily Ross, Hannah Johns and Chandler Ross; along with two beautiful great-grandsons, Brentley and Weylyn VanHoose; and a beloved son-in-law, Larry Ross.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lester “Skip” Johns, Patrick “Pat” Johns and Steve Johns; and two sisters, Betty Noggle and Gwendolyn Johns.
Cliff was retired as a machinist from Arvin-Meritor in Kenton.  After retiring, he also worked as a seasonal worker for FedEx in South Carolina, and drove truck for ESS Delivery in Findlay.  Cliff also drove charter bus for Buckeye Charter Service in Lima.
He was a member of the Elks Club – BPOE #83 and the Amvets #777, both in Upper Sandusky, along with the New Riegel Moose Lodge #872.
For hobbies, Cliff was an avid golfer and will be remembered as the “Comeback Kid” after being able to golf again after major surgery and then playing on the winning team for the Elks Classic in 2018, and also scored his first hole in one on April of 2019 at Hidden Valley Golf Course, Gaston, S.C. He also had a passion for softball; when he played in Upper Sandusky at the park with various teams and then coaching, especially coaching girls’ softball in his later years.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Croy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to CMJ Adventures to establish a ministry to help families caring for loved ones during their final days. Memorials can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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