Michael Thomas Johnson, unexpectedly passed away on July 29, 2022, next to his best buddy and grandson Aydan. We lost the best husband, dad, pop, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Born at Naples Community Hospital on October 12, 1958, he was a true Naples native and a proud Florida cracker. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing, airboating, frogging, crabbing and just plain loved living off the land. Mikey was a craftsman and a successful businessman but his passion was building whether it was small projects or big - he could build just about anything. There are swamp buggies, racing buggies and airboats all over South Florida that he built – his legacy is sprinkled all over this town. Yet his biggest impact was in the community. He was loved and known by everyone as Mikey. He never met a stranger, always had time for everyone, and never failed to shake the hand of a child and make them feel special. He routinely had breakfast at Nana’s with the guys, gave anything to whoever needed it, and would lend a helping hand whenever or wherever. He leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years, Lori, his cherished daughter Nikki and her husband, the son he never had Nick, his two grandchildren Aydan and Audrey. They were his entire world and Aydan was his best buddy. His sisters Judy, Linda, Janie, Patty, and Christie. His brothers Roy and Worth Jr. His many loved nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. And his favorite dogs Jimmy and Nala. He is preceded in death by his parents, Worth and Jane Johnson, his brother Lonnie, and his sister Trudy.
Dad, don’t raise too much hell with all the rest of the good ol’ boys up in Heaven.
Services will be at New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd Naples, FL on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Viewing will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the service will be held at 11:00. Burial will follow at Palm Royale Cemetery. A gathering will be held at Mikey’s House following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be given to a small college fund he set up for his best bud Aydan Beres at First Foundations Bank.