Carl Dean Johnson, 89, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio. He was born on December 22, 1931, the son of Carl T. and Vada Ruth (Green) Johnson. Carl married Velma L. Vickers on August 5, 1967, and she preceded him in death on July 8, 2009. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the American Legion. Carl worked for Mobile Oil and Texas Eastern for many years until he finally returned to Illinois to fulfil his passion of pig farming and handy work, a job that he loved. He later reunited with his first wife, Melba (Coffman) Ballard at a Norris City class reunion, which brought him back to Middletown, Ohio.
Carl is survived by his children, Linda (Steve) Griffith of Middletown, OH and Larry (Mary) Johnson of Sarasota FL.; Step-children, Jean Ann (Kenny) Blake of Henderson, KY, Vicky Rowe of Fairview Heights, IL, and Linda (Mike) Riley of Grayville, IL; grandchildren, Lori Griffith, Carla Johnson, and Curt Johnson; along with many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a grandchild, Harley Griffith; and siblings, Doris Pleasant and Correne Sempsrott.
Graveside funeral services for Carl Johnson, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, at I.O.O.F. cemetery in Norris City with full military rites provided by the VFW and American Legion. Family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on November 5, 2021, at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.