Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
David L. Johnson Memorial
David L. Johnson Memorial

David L. Johnson

David L. Johnson

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

David L. Johnson, 77, of Sedro-Woolley, WA, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. David worked on the railroad and painted many bridges. He worked and retired as a Lead Painter at Skagit Corp.

He was an avid fisherman on the Skagit River, Clearlake and the Puget Sound. He enjoyed tinkering with many things. He loved being around his family and special get-togethers throughout the years; especially with his grandchildren.

David is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Margaret (Patty) Johnson; sons, Jeff Johnson, Brian Greenough; daughters, Carla Thompson, Connie Pommels; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Johnson, Mel Johnson; sister, Karen Purnell. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward L. Johnson and Eunice Eslick; late daughter, Julie Binschus.

There will be no services at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of David and sign the online guest register.


  • Melvin Johnson

    David loved to fish, any type fishing, it really didn’t matter as long as it was fishing. I think fishing was his quiet time alone, with his thoughts and maybe even his dog. Sitting in a boat or standing along the river bank that is where he wanted to be as long as he was at least getting bites or even better catching that big fish.
    David had the patience of Job…..teaching and showing others how to fish. As a young boy I didn’t have patience and David would set my fishing pole up with the right bait and weight. I threw my line in the water and after several minutes still no bites while David was hauling in one fish after another fish. David saw that I wasn’t cathing any fish even after his directions to do this or do that, he tells me to trade fishing poles with him and come fishing in his spot. Of course I didn’t catch a fish even with his fishing pole and fishing spot, but he was catching fish with my fishing pole in my old spot. David was a pro fisherman, he could fish in any waters with any bait and he would catch the first fish and most likely the biggest fish.
    I will miss you my brother, may you find peace and joy in eternal rest. I know you will be looking for that favorite place to fish and you will be teaching those young kids how to fish.
    I love you and miss you already!