Samuel A. Johnson Jr., 62, Dexter

DEXTER, NY —  Samuel A. Johnson Jr., 62, Dexter, NY, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 2021, at his home.

Born on Nov. 8, 1959, in Watertown, NY, the son of Samuel A. and Joan (Kizzer) Johnson, he graduated in 1976 from General Brown High School. Following school he worked for the City of Watertown, in the water deptartment. He then went to work for Lawman Construction as a contractor.

He was the “Norm” of Willie’s Bulldog Tavern. He enjoyed spending time at the bar and taking care of his girls with anything from walking them to their car late at night, to fixing small things or just a friend to talk to. Willie’s was his adopted family, he loved all the employee’s and their families, especially attending their children’s sporting events. Sam was their adopted “Uncle”. He was a big New York Giants fan and loved following General Brown sports.

He is survived by a daughter, Jessica; a brother, Thomas Johnson, Florida; three nieces, Heather Bragger, Brownville, Marie Felix-Shannon, Florida and Kathy Delaney, Oregon; a nephew, Stephen Knowlton, Ohio; several great nieces, nephews and numerous friends from Willie’s.

He was predeceased by his parents and three sisters, Marilyn Stiles, Barbara Knowlton and Patty Johnson Delaney.

Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. A Celebration of Life will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Willie’s Bulldog Tavern, 212 Canal St. Dexter, NY. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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