LeRoy - Mr. James Clayton Johnson, 72, of LeRoy, former police officer for the City of Batavia Police Department for 10 years, died Thursday, February 3, 2011at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Johnson was born April 25, 1938 in Batavia, a son of the late Morris T. and Anita Patterson Johnson.
A 1956 graduate of Batavia High School, he was a member of the LeRoy Moose Club and LeRoy Business Council, Mr. Johnson was one of the founding members of the Genesee Society of Model Engineers in Oakfield and he attended Stone Church Presbyterian Church.
An avid model car collector, he was a member of the Edsel Car Club. He bought and in a three year period restored a 1958 Ford Edsel. He enjoyed taking his car to classic car shows, where he won many trophies. A train lover, especially steam engines, Mr. Johnson owned and operated a model train repair business for many years.
Survivors include his beloved companion of 13 years, Lucille Sargent of LeRoy; her children, Edwin (Susan) Sargent Jr. of Rochester, Debbie (Chris Bell) Uptegrove of Castile, John Sargent of Warsaw, Julie (John) Forrester of Gainesville and Teresa (Charles) Wright of Perry; a brother, Thomas P. (Linda) Johnson of Bergen; two sisters, Jean (Charles) Weaver of Spencerport and Elizabeth (James) Conway of Pavilion; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and several adopted grandchildren including Alex Wright who was his special conductor in training.
Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Stone Church Presbyterian Church's Building Fund, 7549 South Lake Road, Bergen, New York 14416 or to a charity of the donor's choice.