April 03, 1950 ‒ January 27, 2008
Chuck Johnson, age 57 of Delaware died Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2008 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 3, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and was a graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in 1968. With the exception of military career, Chuck lived the majority of his life in the Delaware area. He retired from the US Army in 1995, with the Ranger classification, but served his career primarily as a nurse. He participated in the US Army operations of Vietnam, Panama, and Dessert Storm. Following retirement he worked as a machinist with Delo Screw.
With a deep love of family, he considered his title as “PaPa” his greatest achievement. He enjoyed working on older cars, with several works in progress; a 1967 Bellaire and a 1964 Pontiac. An avid photographer, puttering in the yard on his garden tractor and shooting paper targets were also favorite pass times. A history and civil war buff, he also enjoyed reading, especially mystery suspense novels. He collected eagles and pre-1960 music, which he termed “real music”.
While at times thick skinned, he was a teddy bear at heart. Respected, honorable and genuine in nature, he also possessed caring and gentle traits.
Survived by his loving wife Bev (Sarver), whom he married September 5, 1970 in Delaware, daughter Charlene Johnson of Delaware, son Stephen Johnson (Kelly Grewell) of Marengo, Grandchildren: Zeke and Heart, Step-Grandchildren: Destiny Rodgers, Reese and Cheyenne Patrick, brother James (Ellen) Johnson of Lewis Center, and mother-in-law Edith Sarver of Delaware, sister-in-laws: Lois (Don) Armstrong of Encampment, WY, Carolyn (Bob) Corbin of Marysville, Sally (John) Reichelderfer of Mansfield, Valeta (Dean) Goon of Marion.
Preceded in death by his mother Josephine (Dunn), step-father Cal Boysel, brother Robert Johnson, father-in-law Charles Sarver.
Friends may call Thursday 5-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where services will be held Friday 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Richard Van Gorden officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association will follow in Fairview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Army Emergency Relief Fund
200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com