Hubert Leroy Johannes, age 78, of Glen St. Mary, Florida passed away peacefully on February 15 in Lake City, Florida after a short battle with cancer. Born on April 24, 1944 in Creston, Iowa Leroy attended Tech High School in Omaha, Nebraska. He served his country in Vietnam, retiring after 20 years of service with the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer First Class aviation mechanic. His later career included 20+ years as a general contractor and custom cabinet builder. Leroy served as referee and umpire for the Boys and Girls Club in Prince George County Maryland, continuing to serve with the youth in Florida after being stationed at Cecil Field Jacksonville. He loved stamp collecting, coin collecting and building model trains. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Macclenny, Florida. Leroy was preceded by his parents, Donald (Nadine) Johannes, Genevieve (Bonnie) Dunn, his loving wife of 32 years Judy Griffis Johannes and sister, Joyce Robinson. Survivors include his children, Donald (Angela) Johannes, Melissa Norris, Paul Johannes, Catharine (Michael) Perry and Melanie Davis Seals, 11 grand children, and 8 great grand children, sisters Carol (Dan) Kampan, Mary Alice (Sam) Delano. A funeral service to honor the life of Leroy will be held at 12 P.M., March 3rd in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Vining officiating. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 11 to 12 P.M. (one hour before the service). Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida with military honors.
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