Charles Anthony Johnson

January 27, 1957 ~ March 21, 2006

Charles Anthony Johnson, 49, Gray, TN, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. A native of Lynchburg, VA, he was the son of C.W. and Jerry Harbour Johnson of Lynchburg, Virginia. Charles graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, VA and received a B.E. Degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. in 1979. He had also earned his professional Engineering License. He moved to Johnson City over 24 years ago and worked for Siemens Energy & Automation, formerly Texas Instruments, most of that time. Mr. Johnson had been an active member of Southwestern Church, Johnson City, since May 1981. He served as a deacon, church treasurer, choir member, moderator, member of the Stewardship Committee and member of the Counting Committee. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Corrine Susan Bailey Johnson; five children: Matthew Brian Johnson, Thomas Isaiah Johnson, Cora Isabelle Johnson, Courtney Kendra King Johnson, and Joseph Carl King Johnson, all of Johnson City. He is also survived by four brothers and their wives: Clifford and Beth Johnson, Reston, VA; Calvin and Cindy Johnson, Berryville, VA; Chris and Amy Johnson, Madison Heights, VA; and Clinton and Carol Johnson, Mooresville, IN; five nieces: Heather Johnson, Savanna Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Cassandra Johnson, and Emma Johnson; two nephews: Felix Guevara and Joshua Johnson; and a host of cousins. The memorial service, conducted by Reverend John A. Jones, will be held at Southwestern Baptist Church, 1112 Cherokee Road, Johnson City on Friday, March 24, 2006, at 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.. The graveside service will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, Erwin Highway, Johnson City, on Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. The family procession will leave Southwestern Baptist Church at 9:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Clark, Clifford Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Chris Johnson, Clinton Johnson, Matt Johnson and Brett Tiller. Music for the service will be provided by Annie McNeese, Sheila Vaught, Galina Timofeev, Southwestern Baptist Church Worship Team and "Masterpiece" Trio, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Building Fund of Southwestern Baptist Church, 1112 Cherokee Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Corrine and Family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Charles is going to be missed by many but when I think of Charles I always think of what a great singing voice he had and that he was so sweet to sing at my mother’s funeral. She loved to hear him sing. Again, please know your are being prayed for.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Corrine, so sorry for your loss. May G-d grant you strength, guidance, and wisdom for the coming journey.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Corrine & Family, Our hearts go out to you, our prayer is peace in your hearts through this time. God’s promise is to love us and never leave us, and we claim that for you. Love, Ed & Shirly Peer

  4. Anonymous says:

    Our Dear Sister Corrine, As we share in the myraid of emotions of this time we are reminded of what you said, “GOD know best”, and that Jesus said, “Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted.” Praying you are fully embraced in the kind and gentle comfort of Our LORD.

  5. Anonymous says:

    As a co-worker of Charles’ brother Calvin, I have no doubt that Charles was cut from similar cloth and therefore was a loving father and husband and friend and will be sorely missed. Yet, I am also sure that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, and so you can take comfort that Charles is now with the best Friend and Brother anyone could ever have. We can all look forward to our grand reunion at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Calvin (and family): I am very sorry to hear of your brother’s sudden passing at age 49. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. With My Deepest Sympathy, Norm

  7. Anonymous says:

    Corrine, We know that Charles will be missed, but we will see him again for sure. Jordan and I will miss our talks with Charles as left work everyday. He was so willing to stop and ask about how everthing was going. He was so quick to tell as about his family. He loves you very much. God in His grace and wisdom, made love an eternal power. One that will never fade nor grow cold. Mary Elizabeth will miss his daily visits, too. He was a joy to talk with. If you need anything, please call us. Our love always, The Jones family

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Corrine and Family, We have no words of comfort to give you except those which have brought comfort to endless millions throughout the ages. “Peace I leave with you; my peace, I give unto you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (St. John 14:27) We do not know the future, but we know the One who holds the future in His hands. We do not have any answers to give you, but we know the One who has known all the answers since before time began. He is your Strength and He is your Refuge. Lean heavily upon Him–He is always there! In your time, read Isaiah 25–His words are spoken there for us all! You are in our prayers and in our hearts. Love in Christ, Jerry & Becky –Jeremy & Annie McNeese

  9. Anonymous says:

    Dear Johnson Family, I am truly saddened by your loss, losing a father and husband so young and so quickly is especially painful. I’ve known Charles for over 20 years now and always found him to be a highly intelligent, witty, warm and friendly. He will be missed! You all are in my thougts and prayers!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Dear Johnson family, I have worked with Charles for many years and have always had allot of respect for his character and intelligence. I will miss him very much! Charles was in my prayers during his illness and now I’ll pray to ask God comfort you during this time.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Dear Johnson family, I want to express my deepest condolences on your loss. I’ve known Charles for over 20 years and he’s one of the finest individuals I’ve ever met. He worked for me for several years in the past on engineering projects at Siemens and I can also say he was one of the most talented engineers I’ve ever known. His Siemens family is in mourning with you. We can’t understand how the Lord works, but he must have a greater purpose for Charles. With deepest sympathy, Steve Mowry

  12. Anonymous says:

    Dear Johnson Family… We were deeply saddened to hear of Tony’s illness and death and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God continue to bless and comfort you. Our love to all, Tick and Freda

  13. Anonymous says:

    I sat beside Charles in the EC Glass band. He was a brilliant person and a lot of fun to be around. So sorry to hear the news.

  14. Anonymous says:

    To the Johnson Family, I echo the sentiments of others who never met Charles, but know the fine qualities of your family through a 15 year association with Calvin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. The Spina Family, Clifton, VA

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dear Corrine and Children, Charles and I worked together at Siemens for almost five years at both locations in Johnson City. Charles was a kind, generous, and caring individual as well as extremely intelligent and talented. I know he will be missed greatly here on earth but I also know he is in heaven with a new healthy body and watching over you, his loving family. I will be praying for all of you. Rhonda Garrity

  16. Anonymous says:

    Dear Corrine and the entire Johnson Family: It is in complete and utter disbelief that I find myself with a loss of such a dear friend who was to so many people, a truly great guy who positively influenced everyone he knew. From the moment I met Charles in 1986, we immediately found ways to take his extreme talent of electronic design and turn them into devices that owners worldwide of small airplanes wanted. He was never too busy to help or a project too complicated, he simply was the brightest electrical engineer I ever knew. During the few years we worked together, we spent lots of days sharing, and I don’t remember a single moment when Charles was not just the most pleasant person to be around. Our entire team looked up to Charles’ insight, not only in electronics but in all facets of life. Charles was so close to his Heavenly Father, I know for absolute certainty that he is now trying to comfort his family and friends for he is with his Maker now and is at total peace. I’m so sorry for your loss, you will be in our prayers and I hope that you will be comforted by your friends, family, and by the Lord’s presence. Love, Mark and Joanie Scheuer

  17. Anonymous says:

    Dear Johnson family, I am truly saddened by your loss, and our loss. Charles was a very special and very kind person, and one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. I had the pleasure of working with Charles many years ago. He was always very helpful to those around him.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Dear Johnson Family, My wife Nancy and I wish to tell you how sorry we are for you lost. I have known Charles and been friends with him since he first worked for Texas Instruments. We worked very closely together on the Comau Robotics project with COMAU in Turino Italy. I notified them of Charles’ death. Luciano Cane, Guido Cargnino and Giorgio Cantello, our co-workers at Comau, ask me to forward their condolences and sympathy to you. Sincerely, Larry Amerine

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hello C.W., Jerry, Clifford, Calvin, Chris, Clinton and families…. Just wanted to let you know how truly sorry I was to hear of Tony’s passing away. I have you all in my prayers and may God give you the strength to endure your pain. Love and Prayers, Teresa

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was a good friend and I feel honored to have worked with him these past 8 years. He will be sorely missed here at Siemens. Not only for his contribution to the company, but mostly for his friendship. Sincerly, Alan

  21. Anonymous says:

    Mr & Mrs Johnson, Corrine, and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. If I can help in any way, please call…..I am in the phone book. With love and sympathy, Myra

  22. Anonymous says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Clifford often spoke fondly of his brother Charles; I’m sure he will be missed greatly. Take care, and may God bless you all. Bernie Style and family

  23. Anonymous says:

    Sending my love and deepest sympathy to all of you. There are no words to express my sadness at our loss. I know this is a very difficult day for each of you. I have asked God to hold you in His loving arms and comfort you. I’m anxious to see Jerry and CW when you get home. Please call me to let me know when you get back. Home:(434) 384-8672 Work: (434) 845-5968 ext. 11 All my love, Ann

  24. Anonymous says:

    We are very sorry to hear about Charles. He was such a kind man whom I never saw upset or angry — even in business meetings when he didn’t necessarily agree. He had such a beautiful voice and a kind face. Everyone will agree that we loved to hear him sing.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Dear Corrine and family, We were so shocked and heart broken to hear about Charles. It just blows my mind thinking about how the last few months have been for you all. We absolutely loved Charles! We have been so happy for you all over the last few years. Have missed not being around to enjoy the babies. I know Charles has been so happy and fulfilled! We have so many fond memories of Charles, with his music, singing and all he has done there at church over the years. So sorry that we were too far away when hearing the news and unable to be there for you and your family to show our respect. Have prayed, cried and been reminiscing since hearing the saddening news. The loss is so overwhelming for you all at this time. Wish I could take it all away for you! Love and prayers for you. May God bring peace to your heart and mind! Corrine, please feel free to email if you need someone to talk to. Love, Susan

  26. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Every now and then, I get a patient and family that touches my heart, and you were one of those. I have thought about you and Charles daily and ache for what I know you are going through. I won’t lie to you, it’s not going to be an easy road. I am so thankful that you are Christian people. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. Anonymous says:

    It’s been years since the days of growing up down the street from the Johnson boys; however, I can tell you all that I remember Tony as one kind, gentle, and precious fellow. It truly breaks my heart to know the pain that you all have endured. Please know that you all are in my prayers!

  28. Anonymous says:

    The years pass so quickly. Charles was one of the first people I met 25 years ago when I began working at Texas Instruments and in typical Charles fashion was at once a welcome and friendly face; someone you could always count on. We’ve sporadically been able to keep in touch over the years. I was so saddened to hear of his death. I am blessed to have been able to call him my friend. I know that he is with the Lord and in a great place. To his family whom I’ve not had the priledge to meet: Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I know that Charles will be greatly missed.

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