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Charles R. Johnson, Jr.  

Charles R. Johnson, Jr.

November 24, 1942 –¬†August 9, 2016

Charles R. Johnson, Jr., age 73, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

A native Delawarean, Charles was born in Wilmington on November 24, 1942, and was the son of the late Charles R. Johnson, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth (White) Johnson. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force and the Delaware Air National Guard. Charles made his career as a locomotive engineer with Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Conrail), retiring after 40 years of dedicated employment.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Charles was a lifetime member of the NRA, the Brandywine Rod and Gun Club, the BLE and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a passionate NASCAR fan and especially liked following Jeff Gordon. A devoted family man, Charles was always there for his loved ones. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be very dearly missed.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Judith E. (Curlett) Johnson; daughters, Terri Skorak and Susan Swan (John); sister, Doreen Laws; and grandchildren, Megan, Brian and Kaitlin.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, August 17, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Delaware City, DE.

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  1. Victor johnson, August 11, 2016

    You will be missed very much.I will always remember the time when I was growing up and had only you and uncle Gene to teach me how to hunt.

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  2. Betsy Reigle, August 12, 2016

    Susan & Judy,
    I’m so sorry for this loss of Charles and my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. I always enjoyed the occasional chat with him when we would hold our yard sales at your home. Please find some comfort in your memories and the pleasures you had while he was in your lives.

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  3. Rose O'Neal (Rosemary White ), August 12, 2016

    To the family of Charles…I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. I’ll miss seeing him sitting out in his yard and his beautiful garden. I remember him with fond memories of visiting my parents many years ago. Always happy! I’m sure Aunt Ruth and Uncle Charles are welcoming him with open arms. May you all have Gods piece during this sorrowful time.

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  4. Sharon h. Morris, August 12, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the family from Wayne & me.

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  5. Robin Evick, August 13, 2016

    Judy, Terri and Susan,
    Bob and I are so sorry for the loss of your husband / Father . He was a great neighbor and loved by so many of his friends , we will surely miss him sitting on the swing watching over all of us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy

    Bob and Robin Evick

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  6. Darlene Faraone, August 14, 2016

    I am deeply saddened to hear about Charlie. Many memories come to mind as I think about his shananigans on the railroad and getting to know Judy better after retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Darlene & Lou Faraone

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  7. Dave Lilly (BR&GC), August 15, 2016

    Keep on shooting cowboy. Will miss you your laughter.

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  8. Maryann Wingard, August 16, 2016

    Judy, Susan and Terri…I’m sorry for your loss of your husband and your father…I’ll miss talking to him at the yard sales…my thoughts and prayers are with you at these sad times….

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  9. Frank E. Gillen, August 16, 2016

    Charlie, oh Charlie… How I admired your strong sense of ethics and fair play, as well as your explosive laughter. I will miss you, and I know your family will also. My heartfelt condolences to all of your family and relatives.

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  10. Bill Calloway, August 16, 2016

    Charlie and I go back many years. He was a dedicated gun club member, and an asset when it came to to improving the ranges or any matter that would make one proud to be a member. I am saddened that Charlie was taken away too soon. Although I never met his family, I offer my heartfelt condolences. The country lost a patriot.

    Sincerely,
    Bill

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  11. Kelly Andrews, August 17, 2016

    I’m really sorry for your loss, Mr Johnson was really nice. A new star is bright in the sky and God has a new train ready for him up above. May he rest in peace.

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  12. ron bates, August 17, 2016

    So sorry to read about Charlie. Though I haven’t seen him in many years, I still remember him helping out a green horn at the Delaware Air National Guard. He was always willing to help and lend a hand. Goodbye Charlie.

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  13. Tom Koval, August 19, 2016

    Judy,
    We are saddened by the loss of Charlie. God Bless his soul.

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