Wylie Johnson Obituary
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Lieutenant Wylie Dale Johnson Jr.

September 28, 1964 - July 3, 2014
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It is with sadness we report the passing of , Lieutenant Wylie "Dale" Johnson Jr. Dale was off-duty, kitesurfing off the coast near Lincoln City Thursday afternoon when an accident occurred. As reported by Oregon State Police, a friend Dale was kitesurfing with noticed he was unresponsive. Dale was brought ashore and CPR was started until medics from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived. Crews and medical staff continued lifesaving efforts at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Tragically, Dale succumbed to his injuries. Dale started his career as a volunteer firefighter in Jackson County, Oregon. In 1995 he joined Tualatin...
It is with sadness we report the passing of , Lieutenant Wylie "Dale" Johnson Jr. Dale was off-duty, kitesurfing off the coast near Lincoln City Thursday afternoon when an accident occurred. As reported by Oregon State Police, a friend Dale was kitesurfing with noticed he was unresponsive. Dale was brought ashore and CPR was started until medics from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived. Crews and medical staff continued lifesaving efforts at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Tragically, Dale succumbed to his injuries.

Dale started his career as a volunteer firefighter in Jackson County, Oregon. In 1995 he joined Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue as a firefighter/paramedic and in 2006, was promoted to lieutenant. Since 2011, Dale was assigned to Station 35 in King City. Fellow firefighters said Dale loved his crew, his job, and was someone who was passionate about everything he did, be it work or play. He was an avid kitesurfer and enjoyed his time on the water.

"Dale Johnson was a good firefighter, a good lieutenant and a good man. The men and women at TVF&R will miss him, and our hearts go out to his family," states Chief Mike Duyck.

A Celebration of Dale's life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the King City Civic Association Building. Contributions may be made in memory of Dale to the Janice Johnson Family Fund c/o and Chase Bank. Ref: 3045904371. Bateman Carroll Funeral Home and Dignity Memorial are handling the arrangements.

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"Dale's smile could light up the room and he will always be a "shinning light" in our hearts." Maureen Backe (CAMARILLO, CA)

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