August 5, 1935 - November 12, 2017 Sylvester Johnson Jr. passed away on November 12, 2017 in Gresham.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sylvester Johnson Jr.Sylvester Johnson Jr. passed away on November 12, 2017 in Gresham. He was born on August 5, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to his parents Ruth (Heitsman) Johnson and Sylvester Johnson. Sr.

Syl graduated from Oregon State University as a Pharmacist. He went on to work at Rexall Drugstore in downtown Gresham for over forty years. Syl married Nancy Lee Johnson on June 21, 1964. They attended Mountainview Christian Church for over 35 years. His favorite hobbies were camping, fishing and gardening. Syl took great pride in his garden, spending many hours on it in the last years of his life.

Syl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Nancy Johnson; his son Aaron Johnson; his sister Beverly Flynn; and his brother David Johnson. He is survived by his children; Eric and Tracey Johnson and their son Andrew; and Angela and Jason Oxenrider and their children, Jacob and Alexa; as well as his sisters Judy Schulteis and Sharyn Johnson Martin.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Mountainview Christian Church in Gresham.

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