Charles Henry Johnson
Obituary Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Charles Henry Johnson died at his home on Saturday, March 2, 2013 after an extended illness. Born in Siloam, Georgia, on December 12, 1926, Charlie was a well-known and beloved citizen of Gainesville for over sixty years, having co-founded Riverside Pharmacy in 1954 with Mrs. Jo Ann Adams. He retired from the pharmacy in 1998.
Mr. Johnson served in WWII in the Medical Corps in Okinawa. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy where he also studied piano and organ under Dr. Hugh Hodgson. There he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and has been a long-time member of Gridiron Secret Society and an avid fan of University of Georgia football.
In 1976 the Gainesville Rotary Club named Mr. Johnson Man-of-the-Year, and the City of Gainesville honored him with "Charlie Johnson Day."
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville where he had served as organist from 1953 to 1993. With Choral Director David Johnson he co-founded the Gainesville Chorale and was accompanist for that group for many years. He was a charter member of the Chattahoochee Country Club and also member of the VFW, the Elks Club, and the American Legion. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels after retirement.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. George G. Johnson of Siloam, two brothers George G. Johnson, Jr. of Dallas and Carol C. Johnson of Lake Sinclair. He is survived by his sister and brother-in- law Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marsh of Gainesville and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service officiated by the Reverend Dan Hagmeir will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville at ten-thirty am Tuesday, March the fifth to be followed by a reception there. McCommons Funeral Home of Greensboro, Georgia will hold a graveside service at Siloam Cemetery in Siloam, Georgia at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2013. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charles Johnson Sacred Music Fund at First Presbyterian Church or to the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra.
McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
03/05/2013 at 12:00AM
McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, GA