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Johnny E. Bias, Sr.


Johnny E. Bias, Sr., 61, of Elyria, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, following a long illness. He was born January 25, 1957 in Madison, West Virginia.

Johnny worked as a diesel mechanic for Jonick Trucking in Sheffield Village. He enjoyed golf biking and bowling.

Survivors include his wife, Lula Snyder; two daughters, Stephanie N. Collins (Jay) of Sandusky, Sherry Carter of Elyria; son, Johnny E. Bias, Jr. of Berlin Heights; grandchildren, Catelynn, Nelson, Jacob, Tre, Angel, Nyesha, Joseph, Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Lulu, Nylomi, Na-Lyla and two sisters, Edna "Sugar" Bias of Elyria, Bernice Bias of Elyria and two brothers, William Bias (Marsha) of Wellington, Eric Phillips of Elyria.

Johnny was preceded in death by his wife, Mary J. Bias and parents, Charles and Carol J. (nee Foster) Bias.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M., Monday, July 16, 2018 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria (440) 322-4626, where funeral services will be at 11 A.M. Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Pastor William Bias will officiate. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.

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