A public memorial service for former NFL player and local philanthropist Demetrious Johnson will be held Monday at Chaifetz Arena.
Johnson, of Olivette, died Dec. 24 at 61 of an aortic dissection, a heart condition.
A memorial celebration will be held Jan. 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena at 1 South Compton Avenue, Johnson’s family has announced. Doors for the service will open at noon.
The memorial will follow a noon formal procession from the Demetrious Johnson Foundation Center, at 724 Union Boulevard in St. Louis, to the Chaifetz Arena.
Johnson’s family has asked that memorial contributions be donated to The Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation by visiting https://donorbox.org/demetrious-johnson-charitable-foundation.