Forrest H. Johnson Sr., 81, of Forest Dale

Forrest H. Johnson Sr.

Forest Dale — Forrest H. Johnson Sr. passed away peacefully on August 24 at his home. 

The son of Miles Johnson and Shirley (Downs) Johnson, Forrest was born July 20, 1941, in Granville, Vt.

Forrest joined the Air National Guard in 1957 and attended Spaulding High School, graduating in 1960. He married Mary Aylward on October 29, 1960, in Waterbury.

 Forrest worked for GE in Burlington from 1960-1965.  Forrest then returned to school at Eastern University, learning to drive semi-trucks, which led him to his next occupation at Saint Johnsbury Trucking. In 1973 Forrest purchased his own semi-truck and became an owner-operator until 1982. 

Forrest started a farm in West Virginia while also hauling water and delivering newspapers. In 1990 Forrest moved back to Vermont and opened Johnson Care Home in Hancock. 

Forrest logged with his two beautiful workhorses for a time before he returned to the trucking industry, hauling cars until his retirement.

As a retiree, Forrest spent the summers in East Middlebury at Air Port Auto and the Winters in South Carolina. He enjoyed boxing, horses, reading, walking, baseball, joking around, music, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.

Forrest is survived by his sisters, Ann Long of Concord NH, Nancy Rivers and husband Dick Rivers of Moretown Vt.; his children Forrest Johnson Jr. of VA, Wayne Johnson, Deborah Johnson, and her Husband Tommy Lloyd of Forest Dale, Vt.; his grandchildren, Daniela Lloyd, Christopher Lloyd, and Sierra Johnson; great-grandchildren Hunter, Brady, Brooke, McCoy Lloyd, and Byron Robertson Jr., along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Forrest was predeceased by his daughter, Kathy Johnson, and son, Glenn Johnson.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at the Hancock Village Cemetery on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 12 p.m.  A reception will follow at the Hancock Town Hall catered by the Spanked Puppy.  

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Addison County Humane Society at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.

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