Charles Martin Johnson

December 12, 1946November 17, 2020

Charles “Charlie” Martin Johnson, 73, moved to Heaven on November 17, 2020.

Charlie was born on December 12, 1946, in Dodge City, Kansas to Eva Dell Waldroop and Oscar Martin Johnson. As they followed the pipeline for work, the family found themselves in Lubbock, Texas, where he graduated from Lubbock High School, class of 1963. He began Texas Tech University for Industrial Management, but joined the United States Marine Corps on January 4, 1968. Charlie proudly served his country as an infantryman in Vietnam. He completed his duty December 21, 1973, and settled down in Corpus Christi, Texas. Charlie continued his education at CCSU and received his degree in Business Administration. He married his true love, Linda Ann Shaughnessy, on July 21, 1988, and gained his children.

He worked as an investigator for several lawyers throughout his career before the couple retired to their Hat Crick Ranch in Beeville, Texas, in 2004. They raised miniature donkeys, chickens, emus, goats, sheep, peacocks, and even a zebra. He loved working with his hands and he built fences, stone pathways and garden beds. He made beautiful knives, walking sticks and other creations with stone, turquoise and coins. He left us with memories, treasures and adventures to remember him by forevermore.

His life was full of amazing adventures and even better stories. We could write a book, but we’ll just give some highlights: Hunting in Africa & Alaska, deep sea fishing, scuba diver, 2am nachos, Patriot Guard, pole duckin’, limos in Mexico, onion ring maker, gift giver, Indian motorcycles, treasure hunter and artifact collector.

He was a treasure to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister, Pamela Mills & best friend, Gary Richardson. He leaves behind his precious wife, Linda; daughter Jennifer Kuzcaj; daughter Heather & husband Jacen Kubsch; son Ricky & wife Kim Taylor; grandchildren: Coleman, Mari Grace, Madalynn, Harrison, Hudson, Cooper & Carter.

A special thank you to Dr. Sergio Tavares, Dr. Faribu Zarinetchi & Dr. Jacqueline Cohn for doing everything possible over the years with sincerity and love.

The family would be appreciative of condolences, cards and stories be sent to: Linda Johnson P.O.Box 1198 Beeville, TX 78104

Due to Covid-19, we will not be having visitation or a funeral. We will have a celebration of his life at a future date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Charles Martin Johnson

have a memory or condolence to add?

Wayne Baldwin

November 27, 2020

You were one of a kind . Always a pleasure coming to see you . You always had a smile on your face and a good story to tell. I'm sorry I didn't come see you more often . I will miss you . I just know you are Riding , fishing , scuba diving, hunting and having the best time in heaven with the angels ! Adios My friend

Diane Schlecte

November 27, 2020

I will always cherish the love he gave my sister. And remember how he asked my dad if he could call her after finding out she was single again. An old fashioned true John Wayne type and the best listener God ever put on this earth.
We will all need to step it up a notch to fill the void he will leave on earth.
God bless you and keep you dear crusty marine Charlie johnson.

Tom Trevilion

November 23, 2020

One of the greatest friends I could have had or asked for. Even though in recent times we were unable to visit very often, we enjoyed knowing each other. Charlie and my late wife, Dorothy, were more than friends, more like brother and sister. Linda, I’m sure you know what I mean. Charlie will be missed by so many, but most of us will have cherished memories of all the great times when we were together. It was my privilege to be a friend of Charlie. He will be greatly missed.


Learn more about the Johnson name