April 17, 2013

Charles T. Johnson


ROCKFIELD — Charles T. Johnson, 82, Rockfield, passed away at 2:53 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at his residence.

Born Feb. 14, 1931, in Battleground, he was the son of Elmer F. and Georgia B. (Pittser) Johnson. On Nov. 27, 1950, in Delphi, he married Betty G. Trapp. He worked at the aluminum plant in Lafayette before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He served in both Korea and Vietnam in the supply division. He retired in 1970 as a senior master sergeant of the Air Force. He then worked at Wilson Foods in Logansport. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion at Delphi, the Airman’s Association, the Moose Lodge at Monticello and served on the Rockfield Sewer District Planning Commission. He enjoyed riding his scooter and loved the Indianapolis Colts.

He is survived by his wife; son, Anthony Wayne (Trudy) Johnson of Cutler; daughters, Belinda (Robert) Rodenbaugh of Lafayette and Maylana Proper of Rockfield; brother, Harold E. (Viola) Johnson of Folkston, Ga.; sister, Sharon (Sam) Cook of West Virginia; sister-in-law, Mary Johnson of Delphi; mother-in-law, Pearl Trapp of Camden; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild.  

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Olegna Kite, as well as one sister, one brother and one grandson.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cree Funeral Home, Camden, with Pastor Greg Britt officiating. Burial will follow in Musselman Cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion of Delphi and Camden and the Delphi VFW. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.