Hoby Johnson passed away on 4/6/19. Mr. Johnson’s daughter, LeShana, said she was an only child who had a really good relationship with her father. She was a self-proclaimed “Daddy’s girl”.
LeShana said that her father was adventurous, outgoing, and fearless. He liked fast things; the faster the better.
Hoby liked older cars, Harley Davidsons, and anything with wheels on it that went fast. His favorite car was a 1955 Chevy Bel Air.
Hoby retired from US Steel in Gary IN after working 30 to 35 years. Hoby was a hard worker who worked two 8-hour shifts a day and worked seven days a week.
LeShana is a social worker and is always trying to help somebody else. Hoby has a sister who has problems with her eyes that require a cornea donation. LeShana is a firm believer in “giving back” and she is hoping to become a donor someday as well. She wants to show her two young children, 8 years old and 11 years old the importance of giving back and trying to save lives by doing this.
LeShana has not had any communication with the recipients but is thankful they were able to use the donation. She said her father had olive-colored skin that was gorgeous.
She said the decision to donate has given her peace. She said her father was a 60-something year old who had a lot of life left and that it’s peaceful to know that others have been helped.