David Otho Johnson

David Otho Johnson, age 67 and formerly of Jackson, died on October 20, in Golden, Colorado, of pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho S. Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Day Johnson, infant sister Dorothy Day Johnson, and uncles, Bill Day and Dr. Kirby Day. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Kim Hagar; sisters, Dr. Camille Johnson Jeffcoat and Nancy Johnson Fyke (Dr. Earl Fyke III); mother-in-law Lynn Tierney; father-in-law Larry Hagar (Mary Ellen); brothers-in-law Jim Hagar (Lynne Anne), and Chris Hagar; sister-in-law Stephanie Hagar Brady (Peter); nieces Georgia Fyke Nesbitt (Andrew), Emily Brady, and Abby Brady; nephews Earl Fyke IV, Joel Fyke (Gaby), and Patrick Hagar; three great nieces, and one great nephew; uncles Jim Day (Joan) and George Day (Nancy), aunt Mary Anne Day; and numerous cousins.

David attended college at the University of Mississippi and Belhaven University, where he graduated in 1974. He subsequently moved to Denver, Colorado, where he was employed by MCI/World Com. In 1996, he received a master's degree in telecommunications from the University of Denver. From 2005 until his retirement this summer, he worked for the State of Colorado as a systems analyst.

David loved the outdoors. He was an avid skier, hiker, and cyclist. He was known by family, friends, and co-workers as a kind, caring, and generous person, with an inquisitive mind.

Memorials may be made in his name to: Mayo Clinic, Department of Development Pancreatic Cancer Research, 200 First Street SW, Rochester MN, 55905.

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