12/27/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Charles Johnson
Charles Edwin Johnson, Sr.
Newport News High School High School Class of 1947
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday morning. Charles Johnson passed away in Newport News on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the age of 88. A Naval veteran, he returned after WWII to graduate with the Class of 1947.
From the Daily Press - 12/27/11:
Charles E. Johnson, Sr.
NEWPORT NEWS -
Charles Edwin Johnson Sr., passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.
His family includes his wife of 69
years, Ann Collins Johnson; three children, Charles E. Johnson Jr., deceased
(Angela) of Niceville, Fla., Bill Johnson (Frances) of Gloucester, and Belinda
Aubuchon (Bill) of Nokomis, Fla; grandchildren, Colette Black (Tony) of Tampa,
Fla., Bryce Johnson (Brooke) of Newport News, Mack Kitchel and Chad Johnson of
Suwanee, Ga., Amy Wise (Brandon) and Hope Johnson of Niceville, Fla.; and
great-grandchildren, Victoria, Gavin, Gabriel, Chloe and Keira.
Published in the Daily Press from December 27 to December 28, 2011.
December 20, 2011
Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May all your fond memories help to ease the loss.
~ Ben & Phyllis Parker, Venice,
December 21, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
~ Lois Pendergast, Venice, Florida
Dear Belinda, Bill and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. May you be comforted by memories and may God grant you peace and strength. Sincerely,
Mr. Johnson and Family, God bless you during this time...I know you all are staunch believers who glory in the fact that Papa Johnson has been healed and made whole in Heaven!
Mrs. Johnson, Bill, Belinda and family , I have such wonderful memories of Mr. Johnson; he was a GREAT neighbor and true friend to my family and me. May GOD bless everyone of you.
~ Alan Daugherty, Hampton, Virginia
Mrs. Johnson and family,
I am sorry to read about your loss. I look at the photo often (you, Mr. Johnson and the Doggie)and think of you all.
He now joins Mr. Lucas and "God's" band.
My deepest sympathy.
Pam Hall (friend from DMV-Hampton)
Dad - had a great life and he loved his family and his friends -- He added and gave joy to all -- He is in Heaven now and will add for our Savior Jesus - We loved him and he loved us -- I know his favorite playing music will be a joy in Heaven - thank you, Dad, you blessed us and all with Hope and Love -- Bill Johnson
~ Bill Johnson, Gloucester, Virginia
December 28, 2011
SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS; HE WAS MY FATHER'S VERY GOOD FRIEND. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY
~ MONI OWENS, HAMPTON, Virginia
Dear Ann and family,
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Charlie. You and Charlie were a part of my life as long as I can remember. Mama thought of both of you as her best friends. I remember, into my adult life, her going to sing with Charlie's combo, the many gatherings over the years, the vacations all of you took together, and the friendship that lasted from her childhood until she left us in 2004. Ann, maybe they're playing at a country club dance right now! I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend the service, but I was thinking of all of you and the many sweet memories I have growing up with you and Charlie in my life. I'll never forget those times, and I am blessed to have known you and your family.
All my love,
December 30, 2011
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Johnson family and their friends at this difficult time.
From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 12/28/11 - "Obit.":
|Hello Carol, Wed. Dec. 28
Charles E. Johnson is in today's DP obits. He is in the list of Service Diplomas (Navy) on page 41 of the Feb. 1947 Anchor.
Happy holidays, Fred
Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA
Thanks so much, Fred! His was the first of the three Memorial Editions I finished Tuesday morning. I recognized the fact that he left school early to join the war effort and then graduated upon his return, but I had no way of knowing they singled out those returning veterans in such a way in the yearbook.
FromBill Campbell ('54) of VA - 12/31/11, 12:53 AM - " Charlie Johnson":
I was pleased to see that Fred Field (June '45 - of CA) remembered Charlie Johnson and that you also gave space to Charlie's obituary. It is very interesting that, even though I played music a few times with Charlie, I never knew that he had graduated from NNHS. Strange things are going on about NNHS. Just today, my wife Holly (Hill Campbell - Hampton Roads Academy - '72) had lunch with one of her friends, Nannie Wise Milner, or Milliner (not sure how to spell her name) and she learned that Nannie had graduated from NNHS in 1942. Holly has known her for years, but just found out today that Nannie had graduated from NNHS. And, it was the same with me. I knew that Charlie had, as I had, worked at NASA-Langley, and that, in times past, he was one of the best bass players on the Peninsula, but I never knew that he had graduated from NNHS. Seems that all Typhoons DON'T stick together as much as we would should.
Well, I am attaching a photo of a gig that I played with Charlie and Buck Rodgers (NNHS 1952), and it is so nice, at 75 years of age, to be the youngest dude in ANY photo. Charlie graduated from NNHS at age 24, Buck graduated at age 20, and I guess that I was lucky to be able to get out of there just after I turned 18. In this photo, Charlie is on the left, Buck is in center, I am on the right. Take care, and keep up the good work.
Thank you so much, Bill; my condolences on the loss of your friend.
Charlie Johnson ('47), Buck
and Bill Campbell ('54)
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)
Amazing grace! (how sweet
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.
Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07
Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
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