JOHNSON Thomas R. Johnson age 61 of Grand Rapids passed away on September 23 2008 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Toms positive outlook for life continued throughout his sickness. He left this life surrounded by family and loved ones. He was also supported by many friends from his longtime association with the ballroom dancing community – a group that he held very dear. He was preceeded in death by his mother Hazel E. Lasley and his father Richard V. Johnson. He is survived by his sons Brian (Anita) Johnson of Grand Rapids Scott Johnson of Grand Rapids; step-father Raymond (Doris) Lasley; grandchildren Cole Andie and Lucas Johnson; brothers Jerry (Anita) Johnson Gary David Johnson Jack (Teresa) Lasley; sisters Carol (Bill) McGowan Bonnie (Dave) Shanley; also aunts uncles cousins nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be held at OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd. SE at 6:00PM on September 28 Rev. Troy Nevins of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers Contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphomia Society 1421 E. 12 Mile Rd. Madison Heights MI 48071.