David T. Johnson, age 91, a lifelong Weymouth resident passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021. Dave graduated Weymouth High in 1950. Dave started pumping gas and patching tires as a young boy in the early 1940's. He and his partner Lauren Osgood took over Sunset Service in 1952 and ran the business together for many years. As the business transitioned he stayed involved until 2020. Dave married his beloved wife Margretta (Klingeman) in 1952 and settled on the same land he grew up on in South Weymouth where they started a family and have lived since. Dave enjoyed his part in the Forest Park Santa Sleigh ritual for over 60 years and was a long time member of the Model A Restorers Club of Massachusetts. He was always ready for a political discussion.
Dave is survived by his loving wife Margretta Johnson of South Weymouth. He is also survived by 5 children, Bennett Johnson and his wife Lynne of South Weymouth, Margda Waern and her husband Kolbjorn Waern of Sweden, Kristen Johnson and Gary Clauss of New Mexico, Nathan D. Johnson and his wife Mary of Marshfield, and Andrew Johnson and is wife Michelle Johnson of Hanover, Ma. David is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements for David are in the care of C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home in South Weymouth and will be private to honor David's wishes.