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Johnny Boehringer (left) poses with his son Josh on Smith Field during Josh’s senior football season.

Covington lost a dear friend of the community on Friday, Johnny Boehringer, a 1986 graduate of Covington High School and long-time member of the Covington Fire Department.

While in high school Johnny was a very talented football player who played with high energy and relentless effort as a nose guard on defense and a center on the offensive line. He was a key contributor in 1985 when the Buccaneers reached the state final-four and compiled an 11-2 record. Johnny wore number 50, which became a tradition of his family as his son Josh wore the same jersey number while he was in high school football from 2007-2010. Josh, his daughter Macy and his wife Heather are also Covington graduates as well.

As a tribute to Johnny, the history of his entire senior season is available HERE.

Plus, here is a video of a playoff game against Southeastern during Johnny’s senior year.

Johnny Boehringer Obituary
Johnny Alan Boehringer, age 55 of Covington, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024 at his home.  Johnny was born in Troy on September 12, 1968 to the (late) John E. & Betty J. (Frantz) Boehringer; was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1986; worked for 37 years as a Coordinator at Clopay, Troy; retired with 28 years of service from the Covington Fire Department; a member of the Covington Eagles Aerie #3998; in his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting; avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Cincinnati Reds; enjoyed playing euchre; was a “cat dad”; pretty much just loved hanging out with his wife, Heather; and loved his grandkids. Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 10 ½ years, Heather J. (Wintrow) Boehringer; son, Josh & Sarah Boehringer of Bradford; daughter, Macy Boehringer & Bryant Dixon of Covington; five grandchildren, who called him Papaw Bo, Reyce, Ryleigh, Raven, Grace, Connor, and one on the way; two brothers and sister-in-law, Pete Boehringer, Jarrod & Amy Boehringer, all of Covington; niece, nephew, other relatives and many friends.  Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 30th, starting at 4:00 PM at the Covington Eagles, enter at the east side of building.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Covington Fire & Rescue Department.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

Johnny Boehringer (left) stands beside his cousin Butch Boehringer (right).
Johnny Boehringer tosses down Southeastern quarterback Tim Sullivan during the state playoff game in 1985.
Johnny Boehringer lifts his cousin Butch Boehringer into the air during a playoff win over Southeastern.
Buccaneer assistant coach Steve Fisher leaps into the arms of Johnny Boehringer to celebrate a victory over Middletown Fenwick for a regional championship in 1985.