Michael Gregory Johnson
Tuesday 16th of January 1973 - Sunday 6th of June 2021
Michael Gregory Johnson, 48, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on June 6, 2021 at Williamstown Lake while spending time with his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Cosmo. Mike was born in Cincinnati, OH on Jan. 16, 1973. He grew up in Aurora, OH and attended Bowling Green State University. He and his wife, Ali, moved to Lexington in 2000 where he joined Al Torstrick Insurance Agency.
He is survived by his wife of over 21 years, Allison “Ali” Torstrick Johnson, two sons, Davis Albert and Donovan Charles Johnson; his parents, Terri and Gary Johnson of Naples, FL; his sisters, Kara Pearson (Matt) and Julie Brown (Mike); and many nieces and nephews. He spent his career in the Insurance Industry and was Vice President of Al Torstrick Insurance Agency. In addition, Mike served as chair of both the Kentucky Young Insurance Professionals and the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky. He also served on the board of Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. If you knew Mike, you loved him, and he loved being in your life. He had an unbeatable sense of humor, endless bad jokes, a kind heart, and the ability to make anyone crack a smile. He was the number one supporter of his two boys and never missed a tee-ball game, soccer game, chess tournament, or marching band competition. He put his all into loving his boys, his wife, his family, and his friends (and also his Ohio State Buckeyes).
Visitation will be Thurs., June 10, 2021, 4-8 pm, and funeral services will be on Fri., June 11, 2021 at 11:00 am, Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY. A private family burial service will take place at the Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to two of Mike’s favorite organizations, Arbor Youth Services or Bluegrass Crime Stoppers in his memory. www.milwardfuneral.com
I'm so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. I'm thankful many of the Crime Stoppers board members had the opportunity to see him recently at our fundraiser. He was a great friend and colleague and will be missed!
Mary Shropshire Buchanansays
Ali, I am so very sorry for your loss. Wrapping you in prayers of comfort and peace. Mary
Mike is my friend. For 6 years we were neighbors and did not need a fence to be great neighbors. We agreed that anything green on the ground was grass. He showed interest and enthusiasm for anything our boys did together. He was specifically interested in hearing our son fumble with the word 'stick.' We worked together on projects, we sat and talked, we were friends. Ali, Davis, and Donovan... you are strong and powerful. We wish you all the joy that you can muster, looking forward to the next time we can see each other.
Heartfelt condolences on your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Ali & family, I am saddened by your loss of your husband and father. It is a pain like no other… Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing! It’s been years since the boys played soccer together but he did always make us laugh and smile. Thinking of you and sending prayers and support in this difficult time.