Eric Eugene Johnson, 22, a resident of the Salem community died Friday afternoon, May 18, 2012 while out fishing with some of his friends. He jumped into the river after a five year old child fell in the water while fishing from the bank. Eric was born August 25, 1989 in Salem, Oregon to Robert Johnson, Sr. and Sheri Loewen Johnson. He was raised and educated in Salem having graduated from McKay High School in Salem in 2007. He loved to go fishing, camping and family time. Eric enjoyed playing video games, many different sports, including baseball, football and soccer. He liked to work on cars. He most recently worked for Walmart as a courtesy clerk. The most significant thing in his world was his son, Baylen who he loved to spend time with. Survivors include his son, Baylen, his mother Sheri Johnson of Salem, father and step mother, Robert “Rob” and Brandi Johnson of Vancouver, Wa, his two brothers, Robert “Bobby” Johnson Jr. of Vancouver, Wa, brother, Kevin Johnson, of Salem, Paternal Grandparents, Glen “Don”and Lois Johnson of Salem, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Viewing and Visitation will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, 1777 North 3rd Avenue, Stayton, Oregon.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 25, 2012 at 12:00 Noon, at Weddle Funeral Chapel, 1777 North 3rd Avenue, Stayton, Oregon with Chaplain Gene Regan officiating.
Graveside Services and Interment will follow at the Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton, Oregon. Family and Friends are invited to attend a reception to be held at The Renaissance Inn, 5188 Wittenberg Lane North, Keizer, Oregon 97303.
The family suggests the remembrances may be contributions made to Weddle Funeral Services to assist the family with the funeral expenses.
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