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Frederick J. Johnson August 8, 1971 - July 3, 2020

Frederick J. Johnson, 48 of Ft. Mitchell passed away unexpectedly, July 3, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Heather E. Johnson (nee Keil), son Alex Johnson and daughter Haley Johnson. He also leaves behind his father James “Doug” Johnson, brothers Marty Wilson and Curt Johnson, sisters Shellie (Bill) Uchtman and Lena (Jonathon) Andrews, many nieces and nephews, mother-in-law Judy (Larry) Dunlap, father-in-law Donnie (Sandra) Keil and sister-in-law Cassandra (Drew) Hutchison.  He had his own private practice, Frederick J. Johnson Attorney-at-Law in Newport, Kentucky and was a member of the Kentucky and Ohio Bar Associations.  He graduated from Newport High School, Franklin University and Chase Law School and was a proud member of his fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Fred loved to cook, watch his favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints, play fantasy football and spend time with his family.  Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations are requested to BB&T where a fund has been established for their children. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Newport serving the family.  

Services will be private. 


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    Sylvie Derrien says

    Words are not enough to describe what you and your family are going through. I work with Alan and had the pleasure to work with Fred and get to know him. He was smart, funny, witty, warm, caring and true. I will miss his big smile. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and send you my deepest condolences.

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      Jennifer says

      I cannot image what his whole family is going through. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.

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    Joel Jensen says

    Hello. I have known Fred since he was a brand new attorney. He was a warm and kind person, who did everything in his power to help his clients and who was very sincere and persuasive for his clients. Judges and attorneys always seemed to taken a liking to him. His bright eyes and great smile could brighten up a person’s day. I love Fred, a good man, and my old courthouse buddy. I won’t forget him.

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    Bob Sanders says

    I met Fred when he was in law school at Chase. As part of his professional preparation, he clerked at our law firm. I got to know him very well and liked him a lot. Fred was a very good lawyer and an even better person. I am very saddened that he died at such a young age. A very bright light has been extinguished much to early.

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    Kathy white says

    Such a beautiful family..glad that we met you all..my heart is heavy at the news of his passing..many many prayers .

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    Donna S. Denham (attorney) says

    My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and community.

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    Sarah says

    I’m so sorry he was an exceptional person. He cared about everyone. This world lost a great person 💔😢. Prayers for his family and friends

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    Stephen L J Hoffman says

    Heather, I just want to offer you my sympathies to you and your family. Fred was my neighbor for many many years on Court Street. Always a great neighbor. He will be missed.

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    timothy c. bates says

    I went to law school with Fred so many years ago and we quickly became friends. I really enjoyed talking with him about the law. I have never met another person since that would make me think about the law like Fred did and I probably never will. He was more than just a bright lawyer though. Fred was so full of life. He always had the funniest stories. He was funny, smart and always thinking of others. We truly lost a great man. It is hard to accept he is gone. I’m so sorry for his family. Rest in peace, my brother. I love you.

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    Elizabeth Kopras says

    Fred (and Jay, Rusty, and Jerry–I can’t help but think of them as a group) was so supportive when I started fighting. They were always making jokes and keeping us in stitches. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and if there is anything we can offer, it’s your for the asking.

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In lieu of flowers donations are requested to BB&T where a fund has been established for their children.