Douglas T. Johnson
February 5, 1935 – June 10, 2018
Douglas T Johnson, 83, of Tallahassee, FL died Sunday, (6/10/2018) at Big Bend Hospice House. A native of Cherokee, Iowa he grew up in the area and graduated from Wilson High School. From Iowa he relocated to Ft. Myers, FL and then in the early 1980’s moved to Tallahassee where he worked for the State of Florida Department of Education until his retirement. Doug taught in public education in the Lincoln Central Public Schools in Dolliver, IA and the Lee County Public Schools in Ft. Myers before taking a position with the Department of Education.
Doug enjoyed being with people and socializing. He was quick with a laugh and light hearted attitude. He enjoyed playing tennis and particularly spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Doug served at the U.S. Air Force Stations in French Morocco, North Africa and Minot, North Dakota. Honors received by Doug include the Pro Deo Et Patria (highest church award), Distributive Education Clubs of America Hall of Fame, Honorary Life member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America, and the Eagles Dare to Achieve Award.
Doug was preceded in death by his mother: Edna Schmidt; father: Theodore Johnson, stepmother: Bernice Weise Johnson; sister: Sandra Jean Johnson; and son: Steven Douglas Johnson. Survivors include his wife: Pamela Ann Johnson; two children: Wade (Dr. Laura Rosner) Johnson, Melanie (Clayton) Sembler; seven grandchildren: Seth and Noah Johnson; Luke, Cade, Tadd, Rose and Shaw Sembler; siblings: Ann Meylor, Ted (Carol) Johnson, and Don (Sandy) Johnson.
For friends who wish, memorial donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 2919 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308; or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
- Pamela Ann Johnson, Wife
- Steven Douglas Johnson, Son
- Wade Johnson, Son
- Dr. Laura Rosner Johnson, Daughter-in-law
- Melanie Johnson Sembler, Daughter
- Clayton Sembler, Son-in-law
- Seth Johnson, Grandchild
- Noah Johnson, Grandchild
- Luke Sembler, Grandchild
- Cade Sembler, Grandchild
- Tadd Sembler, Grandchild
- Rose Sembler, Grandchild
- Shaw Sembler, Grandchild
- Theodore Johnson, Father
- Edna Schmidt, Mother
- Bernice Weise Johnson, Stepmother
- Sandra Jean Johnson, Sister
- Ann Meylor, Sister
- Ted Johnson, Brother
- Carol Johnson, Sister-in-law
- Don Johnson, Brother
- Sandy Johnson, Sister-in-law
Grace Lutheran Chruch
2919 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida
Big Bend Hospice
1723 Mahan Cnter Bloulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
- Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Committal with Military Honors Thursday, June 14, 2018
Douglas T. Johnson
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Richard “Hoppy” Hoptar
June 19, 2018
Doug was my educational mentor . I student taught with him at North Fort Myers HS where he made me becoming a caring and dedicated teacher. He then came over and joined me at Fort Myers High. We had many great years working side by side.
He left FM High to be the State Director for Florida DECA. Where we continued to help and guide students. He ment so much to me, a leader, top teacher and a Friend. We never know how we influence others but Doug knew he made a difference. RIP
Jerry Jeanne Fant
June 12, 2018
Memories and thoughts - We loved being your neighbors for several years and watching Wade and Missy grow up! You taught Wade about cars and how to polish them!! You would tease Missy but she was always your little girl! Always remember your beer can collection and how you displayed them. You were always there to help us and anyone that might need it.
You will always be in our memories.
Jerry and Jeanne Fant