Edward Matthew Johnson
May 10, 1939 – May 8, 2020
Edward Matthew Johnson, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, of Margate, Florida passed away Friday May 8, 2020. The youngest son of William and Margaret Johnson, Ed was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 10, 1939. Along with his 8 brothers and sisters, Eddie grew up on the tough streets of Miami, and dreamed of a better life.
Ed found his professional passion as a sales manager in the automobile industry, which allowed him to pursue his other passion as a thoroughbred horse owner His greatest passion, though, was family. Eddie married the love of his life, Judith Cox, in 1962 after only 6 weeks of dating. Ed is survived by his wife Judith; his daughters Teri Miller (Wayne), Jeanette Johnson and Denise Johnson (Bo Vestergaard-Hansen); the apples of his eye, his 3 grandchildren Patrick and Andrew Miller and Zoe Vestergaard-Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
We will always remember his smile, his beautiful blue eyes and his devotion to family. The family will hold a celebration of life later on this year. Donations in Ed’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).