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Irving L. "Flip" Johnson, 72, a stock car driver at Lancaster Speedway, died Wednesday (June 20, 1990) in Mercy Hospital after a short illness.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Loomis Offers & Loomis Funeral Home, 1820 Seneca St. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

Born in Tarboro, N.C., Johnson came to Buffalo at the age of 5.

He attended Buffalo public schools for eight years and had a 40-year career as a race driver. In the early 1930s, Johnson competed at Buffalo Civic Stadium in midget stock car races.

He continued racing into the 1970s.

He is the former owner of Johnson Truck and Leasing Co. and Window World Inc., which later became System Transport and Leasing Ltd. at 211 Seneca St.

He was the widower of Ingrid Ingerson Johnson.

Survivors include two stepsons, Leroy and Grant, and a stepdaughter, Melody.

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