OBITUARY

Charles Douglas Johnson

December 15, 1938August 27, 2017
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Charles Douglas Johnson, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Beckley VA Medical Center. Born on December 15, 1938 at Cunard, he was the son of the late John Lewis and May Belle Sexton Johnson. Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired construction superintendent for Vecellio and Grogan in Beckley, WV and Ranger Construction in West Palm Beach, FL. In 1956 he graduated from Fayetteville High School and served in the US Army for nine years, with a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966, and had been stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed working on cars and playing the guitar. He was the last of his immediate family. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Helen Swanigan Johnson of Fayetteville; two sons: Richard Lewis “Joey” Johnson and wife, Stephanie of Winfield, WV, and Jonathan Michael Johnson of Fort Bragg, NC; one daughter: Robin Ledford and husband, Rick of Fayetteville; grandchildren: Nick (Kristin) Ledford, Eric (Jodi) Johnson, and Jamie (Alicia) Johnson; six great-grandchildren; and his dog: Charlee. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, August 31 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Jackie Pittman officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12 PM to 2 PM at the funeral home. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Johnson family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Betty Surface

August 31, 2017

My deepest Sympathies to you and your family at this time.

michael justice

August 31, 2017

Dear Helen,so sorry for your loss. Mike Justice

Steve Rowe

August 31, 2017

Joey, so very sorry to hear of your loss. I wish i were able to attend the service. I will have you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers.

John Henley

August 30, 2017

So very sorry Aunt Helen Lee, Joey, Michael and Robin. Uncle Doug always treated me fairly and with kindness. His life lessons of hard work and dedication serve me to this day. All my love Chef John M. Henley.

Kaye

August 30, 2017

Thank you for your service to our country Mr. Johnson!

August 29, 2017

Helen: So sorry for your loss! I have very fond memories of Doug and you and your sponsorship of our 1982 Rainbow Ceramics softball team. My thoughts and prayers to all ! God Bless, Denny Cole

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