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Thomas Russell Johnson

February 23, 1952 — August 23, 2018

Twelve Mile, Indiana

Thomas Russell Johnson died at 4:00 PM EST Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was the third child of Phyllis Mae (Robbins) Johnson of Adams Twp. Cass County, Indiana and Russell Eugene Johnson of Walker Twp. Rush County, Indiana. Born February 23, 1952; Tom spent his entire 66 years on this earth enjoying friends, family, and work in and around Twelve Mile, Indiana.

He is survived by his two older brothers: Robert Wayne (w/Gale Alice Davidson) of Carmel, IN and Richard William (w/Roberta (Bobbie) Joy Krintz) of Peru, IN, three nephews: Benjamin Thomas Johnson (w/ Lindsey Fisher) Fort Wayne, IN, Christian Robert Johnson, Peru, IN, and Michael Patrick Johnson, Peru, IN, two great-nephews: Henry and Simon of Fort Wayne.

Tom’s final illness was a fast-acting cancer that overwhelmed his body’s ability to fight.  Please consider a donation to one of the cancer research organizations in lieu of flowers.

TJ’s life was dedicated to the agriculture lifestyle. From his earliest sandbox play to his work shortly before his passing, his world was focused on the farm, the process of farming, and discussions surrounding farm science. Scarred and calloused hands told most of his story; a quiet chuckle over evening coffee filled out the rest.

His friends were mostly drawn from the folks who were connected to agrarian endeavors, and he enjoyed each and every one. However, there were a few who were from other life areas…he enjoyed taking their money at poker and euchre!

Mention Tom in your prayers. Smile as you recall your best memories of your time with him. Promise that you will cherish your time with your family.

The funeral will be a private family service at Skinner Chapel Cemetery, Cass County.

Tom’s friends and family are invited to a “Celebration of Life” at the Twelve Mile Community Building from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  Bring your best memories of your time with Brother Tom.

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

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