Charles R. Johnson Sr.

Born: 11/13/1938 Passed:

Charles R. Johnson, Sr., age 81, passed away on November 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 13, 1938 in Louisville, Ohio to the late Robert and Dolores (Berg) Johnson. He loved spending time with his family and friends, painting pictures, fixing things and NASCAR racing. Charles formerly worked for Johnson Chevrolet and Sypolt Chevrolet as Service Manager and Maintenance Manager at Williamsburg Suites and Gardens, retiring in 2001 from Remington Station Townhouses.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan M. (Besselman) Johnson; children, Corinne R. Johnson, Charles R. (Sissy) Johnson Jr., Michael Johnson, Jeanette M. (Larry) Williams and Patrick P. Dieffenbaugher; nine grandchildren, Cayla R. (Tim) Morehead and Ryan R.M. Johnson Sr., Christopher J. Johnson and Robert L. Johnson, Tia R. Johnson and Tiffany N. (Bill) Allman, Joshua A. (Marissa) Amos-Williams, Angela M. (Dusty) Amos and Michelle L (Timothy) Allman; thirty great-grandchildren; Charles and Virginia Besselman and his nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his family and friends and his dog, Cracker.

He is preceded by his grandson, Clarence R. Edwards Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Nelson and Jane Bradshaw and nephews, Thomas and Timothy Bradshaw.

The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Andrejcik and his wife, Laura for their compassion and concern, and the doctors and nurses on the 5th floor South and the MICU at Aultman Hospital for their deep compassion.

A memorial mass for Chuck will be celebrated on Friday, November 22, 2019 at St. Louis Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Chuck’s family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Condolences and special memories can be shared online at


10 Tributes to Charles R. Johnson Sr.

  1. Angela Amos says:

    You were an amazing grandfather and great-grandfather. You will be forever in our hearts and very deeply missed. I will cherish every memory that I have with you!


  2. Linda Rozenek (Grosenbaugh) says:

    I’m so sorry to see this. Too many memories to just share one! Sending all my love. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  3. your wife Joan says:

    I miss you every day when I get up and see your chair empty except for Cracker lying in it.
    We were together more years than most couples, we had our differences, our good times, bad times but the good outnumbered the bad. we had so much fun with Ray , Betty Lou, Jack, Elaine, John , Eileen, Jane, Nelson, Buzz,Ginny and many more.YOU WERE LOVED BY SO MANY FAMILY& FRIENDS Please save a place up there for me and meet me when I enter GODS KINGDOM.

  4. Sandy Lee says:

    I loved Chuck like a second father! He was ornery and had a good sense of humor! You will be missed!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ll miss chuck,he was an all around good guy,he would do anything for you.l’ll miss his needling, he was very good at that. Now all the old fellas can sit around and talk about the good times they had and now can continue on. We all know who they are. RIP….Buddy

  6. Theresa (Terri) Goffus says:

    The Johnson family is truly a generous and kind family. They opened their home with open arms to anyone who needed a place to stay and never judged anyone. This shows what a fine leader and father Chuck was. I feel so blessed to have had them in my life when I really needed guidance and love and that is what Chuck and Joan provided for me and my brother. Corinne, thank you for sharing your family with us. I am so so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you all at this very difficult time. Love you all

  7. Punky nice says:

    I’m going to miss you I don’t have anyone to call sexy old man anymore but we will meet someday tell mom and David and jay and my dad we miss them we all miss you here

  8. Jeanette Williams says:

    Daddy you are so dearly missed and forever loved . My world has been turned upside down since you left, but I am a strong person because of you and mommy. I will get through this knowing you are not suffering any longer. Meet me at the gates when I get there.. love you forever daddy.. love your baby girl.

  9. Cmdr. G.B. ("Red") Spillman, USN (Ret.) says:

    I will miss you, Chuck, and the many good times we shared while growing up together– I have always cherished those memories, my friend. You are forever one of the “Good Guys.” I love and will miss you, Pal. Sincere condolences to Joan and children.

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