Charles William Johnson, 87, of Lowell, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born at Chester, Ohio, on Dec. 14, 1925, a son of Charles Francis and Lu Stella White Johnson. He was a millwright (Charlie Chopper), at Union Carbide/Elkem Metals retiring in 1983, a veteran of World War II, and a member of River of Life Assembly of God, where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and greeter. He and his wife were dedicated in service to God. On April 17, 1947, he married the love of his life, Amy Faye Hinzman Johnson, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2013. Charles loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, loved farming, his family and neighbors. He loved recounting life happenings in minute detail, and was quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Charles is survived by two daughters and four sons, Shirley (Bob) Irish of Attica, Ohio, Larry (Kathleen) Johnson of Belpre, Wes (friend, Patty) Johnson of Lowell, Bill (Connie) Johnson of Lowell, Steve (Tamera) Johnson of Lowell and Rhonda (Albert) Hendershot of Waterford; grandchildren, Sonya and Tony Parsons, Lori, Rob, Shane and Tim Johnson, Alisha Schaad, Autumn Rosenbohm and Gabe Lucas; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Carl Johnson of Warren, Ohio; step-brother, Dave Bradley of Marietta; sister, Lillie Marie Johnson of Lowell; a very special aunt, Dorothy Christopher; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Sallie Biggs Bradley Johnson; wife; grandson, James Edward Parsons; sister, Wilma Mae Johnson; brother, Alfred Ray Johnson; step-sister, Janie Bradley Clay; and step-brothers, Dwight Eldridge Bradley and Orville Bradley.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, with Pastor George Gaston officiating. Burial is in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family present from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.lankfordfh.com