ForeverMissed
Paul F. Johnson passed away January 25, 2021 in Dayton, Ohio.  He was born October 14, 1982 in Houston, Texas. Paul is survived by his caring children, Megan Galloway and Brayden Johnson; his mother, Karen Johnson; his siblings Christie Johnson Karjala, Bobby Murphy, Amanda Grigsby, Chris Karaganies, Roger DeWitt; his nieces and nephews, Thomas Preston, Peyton, Kameira, Kenzley, Chloe, Hunter, Addy, Jamie, Tiffany, and Brittany; special friend, Jennifer Peters along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. Paul is preceded in death by his father, Robert Johnson, his brother, Jacque "Jack" Quinlin; uncle, Ben Johnson, and cousin, Robert Johnson, 
Posted by Amanda Grigsby on February 18, 2021
Since I was a little girl you have always been more then just my big brother. You've been my hero. I was the worst tag along of a little sister I'm sure. Things got so messed up and we got lost over the years. You never stopped being my hero though. Not ever. I'm so glad you had a chance to meet LJ before you passed, even if it was just talking to him through my belly. I love you always

And of course now I'll cheer on the Packers enough for the both of us.

Love always,
Amanda Rose
Posted by Etrike Granny Karaganies ... on February 4, 2021
I had looked forward to the day that you could share our family Christmas get-togethers, missed you every year.
You have finally found peace from the dark place you dwelled in for nearly 20 years.
I shall see you on the other side my son.
Love,
Mom
Posted by Mary-Louise Scott on February 3, 2021
I did not know Paul, but met him through all those who cared for him in New Carlisle. I had written a poem in 2006 when I worked at a local hospital in the psychiatric ward as a social worker and clinical counselor. I have since dedicated this poem to Paul Johnson and those who loved and cared for him. May it give you all some peace as I mourn your loss with you.
         Insight
"Who sees the broken, torn and bent,
But cannot see the Light
From which they came -
To which they go -
Sustaining through the night?

Who knows the lost or frayed or spent
But does not know the course
They travel, as they seek,
Which draws them to their Source?

Who hears the cries and wails, the tears,
But doesn't sense the pain
Of struggle, as they're raised above
The mire in which they've lain?

I think, sometimes, too late we see
The Way these souls have trod;
Too late we know that we have looked
Into the Face of God."
     - Mary-Louise Watkins-Scott, June 2006
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Posted by Lori Franks on February 3, 2021
May all be well and at peace with your soul. I know you are with your dad as he greeted you with the open arms that for all these years you have been longing for and to see him and your family that you have missed for so long. How joyous that must have been. May you always be watching over your children, family and friends. I will always remember you fondly. You will be missed by many. Until we meet again.   Mom Franks                                     
Posted by Julee Taylor on February 3, 2021
The beauty of your smile and the kindness you shown will be lasting memories in my mind, this world is often cruel and unkind but your spirit helped you to overcome the world. Rest in the arms of our savior til we meet again my friend.
Posted by Becky Johnson on February 2, 2021
Paul, You will be missed by so many who loved you. I hope that you are at peace with our God and those of your family who went before and after you. You know my heart is broken over my losses and now they include you.
Love, Aunt Becky
Posted by Cathy Marshall on February 2, 2021
My dear friend. I will miss your greeting every time we would see each other. I will miss your smile. I love knowing you will be watching over all of us. You are loved.

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Posted by Amanda Grigsby on February 18, 2021
Since I was a little girl you have always been more then just my big brother. You've been my hero. I was the worst tag along of a little sister I'm sure. Things got so messed up and we got lost over the years. You never stopped being my hero though. Not ever. I'm so glad you had a chance to meet LJ before you passed, even if it was just talking to him through my belly. I love you always

And of course now I'll cheer on the Packers enough for the both of us.

Love always,
Amanda Rose
Posted by Etrike Granny Karaganies ... on February 4, 2021
I had looked forward to the day that you could share our family Christmas get-togethers, missed you every year.
You have finally found peace from the dark place you dwelled in for nearly 20 years.
I shall see you on the other side my son.
Love,
Mom
Posted by Mary-Louise Scott on February 3, 2021
I did not know Paul, but met him through all those who cared for him in New Carlisle. I had written a poem in 2006 when I worked at a local hospital in the psychiatric ward as a social worker and clinical counselor. I have since dedicated this poem to Paul Johnson and those who loved and cared for him. May it give you all some peace as I mourn your loss with you.
         Insight
"Who sees the broken, torn and bent,
But cannot see the Light
From which they came -
To which they go -
Sustaining through the night?

Who knows the lost or frayed or spent
But does not know the course
They travel, as they seek,
Which draws them to their Source?

Who hears the cries and wails, the tears,
But doesn't sense the pain
Of struggle, as they're raised above
The mire in which they've lain?

I think, sometimes, too late we see
The Way these souls have trod;
Too late we know that we have looked
Into the Face of God."
     - Mary-Louise Watkins-Scott, June 2006
      All Rights Reserved
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Laid To Rest

Shared by Becky Johnson on October 21, 2021
Paul, We waited as you know to lay you to rest. We laid you to rest on what would have been your "39" birthday on October 14, 2021. Knowing how much you missed your father we laid you to rest with the remainder of his cremains with yours. Your sister prepared a special box with loving items inside for the two of you. Now you are together again, along with family who are nearby.
We love and miss you, rest peacefully Paul.

Paul's Find A Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/223148296/paul-frances-johnson

Love, Aunt Beck
Shared by Sarah Venable on February 2, 2021
Your smiling face will be so missed Paul, by me and so many others. Mayyour kind & gentle heart Rest In Peace.