Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Modular Housing Industry Loses a True Gentleman and Leader

David Johnson, a veteran of the modular housing industry in the East passed away this week. I was honored to have known him. 

He enjoyed modular housing and could regale you with stories of his many modular experiences.

David E Johnson

David E. Johnson, 57, of Milton, PA, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at Evangelical Community Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 25, 1963 in Muncy, a son of the late Dale C. Johnson Sr. and Rose Ann Danley Statts, and stepson of the late Vern Statts. His wife of nearly 40 years, Diane Temple Johnson, survives him.

He enjoyed deer hunting, gardening, cooking and rooting for his lifelong NFL team, the New Orleans Saints. He loved his dog, Titan, and his five dachshunds. A devoted husband and proud and loving father, he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in South Carolina and Alaska.

He spent 35 years in the modular home-building industry, most recently as a sales director at Impresa Modular. 

"We regret to announce that David Johnson passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. He was a veteran with over 35 years in the modular industry. He came to Impresa Modular and used his passion for the industry to move from Sales Consultant to the Director of Residential Sales."

"He had a mentoring soul and used his years of experience to support and grow everyone on the team around him. He is going to be greatly missed. The industry has lost a true professional." 

- Ken Semler, Founder & President, Impresa Modular

His modular housing career began in 1992 at Muncy Homes. He later worked at All-American Homes of NC and Ohio, Crest Homes, Excel Homes and Ritz-Craft.

He also enjoyed working part-time as a Realtor.

In addition to his wife, Diane, and mother, Rose Ann, David is survived by two sons, Wesley A. (Carly) Johnson of Wooster, Ohio, and C. Christopher (Misty) Johnson of Zanesville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Trenton Johnson, Daimon Johnson, and Stella Fiscus; two sisters, Donna Keller of Jacksonville, N.C., and Lori (Larry Herr) Statts of Muncy; a brother, Dale (Sonya) Johnson Jr. of Hughesville; and three stepbrothers, Kenny, Ronnie and Jim Statts.

In addition to his father and stepfather, he is predeceased by a brother, Terry Statts.

Per the family’s wishes, private funeral services will be held for immediate family only due to COVID-19.

Due to David’s unexpected passing, if you would like to help the family with funeral expenses, please make a donation in memory of David Johnson to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at


  1. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with David from the retail side
    Of the industry. He was always the same man, always very up beat. My prayers go out to his family for their loss.

    Bernard Grose
    Ideal Homes, llc

  2. David never had a down day, even when the chips were way down. He had the brightest, cheeriest voice that jumped out of the phone. He was a positive force the industry, and just a damned good human being. He is missed by many.