Charles Edward Johnson Sr. passed away peacefully at his residence in South Bend, Indiana on Thursday, August 26, 2021. He was born on March 10, 1950, in Valley Station, Kentucky to the late Herschel and Anna Lee (Ford) Johnson.
Charles moved to South Bend, Indiana when he was 17 years old and met the love of his life. On November 15, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former Barbara Gunn, who survives. Charles was a truck driver for 29 years. He drove for South Bend Freight and Dayton Freight. Charles received several safety awards and was awarded for excellent driving and no accidents during his tenure as a truck driver.
Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson of 51 years. Also, Charles is survived by a son, Charles (Veronica) Edward Johnson Jr. of Newburg, Kentucky; one daughter, Rochelle Renee Johnson of South Bend, Indiana; one brother, Larry (Jackie) Johnson of South Bend, Indiana.; five sisters: Lois (Richard) Whitlow of Sacramento, California, Carolyn Gardner of Louisville Kentucky, Martha (Eli) Murrell, of Ratcliff, Kentucky, Dorothy Acklin and Patricia Frazier of Louisville Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Yvetta Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky; a very close cousin, Bobby Mullen of Louisville Kentucky; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hershel and Ann Lee Johnson; three sisters: Catherine Lowery, Ann (Cookie) Garner, Pamela Roberts; two brothers: Elder Grover Johnson, Hershel Johnson Jr.; also, his father-in-law, Robert Gunn; and mother-In-law Emma Lue Gunn.
Charles had a way of making you laugh when in his presence. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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