Harold E Johns born Harold E Pigg in Howenwald Tennessee December 5 1941. Moved up to Michigan with his mother in 1949. A true and loyal Wyandotte, a neighbor and friend to all in the downriver community. You can say nice things about a lot of people from here but Harry Johns was one you really couldn't say enough great things about.
Living his life mostly in Wyandotte and graduating from WHS he married young and raised a family in Lincoln Park, established a small business in Southgate into the 1980's.
He moved back to Wyandotte and retired from Asbestos Workers local 25 at age 57 and started working even harder. When it came to fixing, hardworking, figuring out problems, he was a force to be reckoned with, who most couldn't keep up with.
He was loving, a teaching man, and such a giver. A caring person who would do all he could for most even deliver corn and tomatoes from Blocks as a gesture to neighbors and those in need in the community throughout each summer. He rescued 5 dogs from the pound and helped dozens of others. He loved dogs.
He'd loan cash to those who couldn't, he'd give jobs to those who some wouldn't.
His way was stern but his eyes could never not cry when his heart was touched. He never complained.
His greatest enjoyment was renovating and reviving everything.
From the countless homes he took from shambles and restored to beauty, the decades of cars brought back to life, to vintage Solex bikes, broken lawn statues and things that time forgot.
Always there with a helping hand he was the man everyone called for "The answer."
Black Lake in Northern Michigan was his happy place. He built "The Cabin" pounding every nail and cutting every board throughout the decades.
It's a legacy of beauty.
A wonderful Father, Husband, grandfather and Friend.
That's Harold Johns and just a fraction of who he was.
A legendary man who for those who knew him aspired to be him.
He loved well, he worked hard, he took chances and loved life. Took his ups and downs like a man.
A kind smile and a great laugh, a sense of humor along with knowledge that were all unsurpassable.
A heavy loss for all who were lucky to know and love him.
He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Harold was a member of Asbestos Workers Local 25. He was preceded in death by his parents Alpha Omega and Marie Johns, and brother Jerry Johns.