Charles W. Johnson, 82, passed away with his family by his bedside at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
A lifetime Marshall County resident, he was born in Bremen on July 18, 1938, to James Walter and Cecile May (Long) Johnson. He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1958. A high school football star, Chuck went to attend Ball State University on a football scholarship, graduating in 1962.
On Aug. 28, 1960, in Plymouth, he married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Marilee Davis. The two would raise James “Jamie” in a home full of love. Following his father, Jamie would become a college basketball player. There was not a single college basketball game that he and Marilee missed, even traveling to New York to watch him play. He carried this dedication and love onto his grandchildren, never missing a single event in their lives. His family was always the focus of his life.
He worked for Plymouth Community Schools as an industrial arts teacher and P.E. teacher for many years before his retirement in 1995. He also through his school years taught driver’s education, was the head freshman football coach, head wrestling coach and assistant track coach.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was always willing to help where he was needed. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, taking many long drives out west and a few cruises to Hawaii and Alaska. He also enjoyed bicycling.
He is survived by his adoring wife of 60 wonderful years, Marilee; and their son: Jamie (Chris) W. Johnson; grandchildren: Ryan (Faith), Katie and Michael; and siblings: Beverly Anderson and James Johnson
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Sandra Woodard; and brothers: Jackie Lee Johnson and Ronald Johnson.
Visitation will be held from 11-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Toni Carmer officiating.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery
Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563; and Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St. Plymouth IN 46563.
PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, the entire funeral home staff will wear masks. It is mandated that family members and their guests do so as well.