He was born August 6, 1939 on the Sierra Vista Ranch, Tulare County, California, to Noble Doc Johnson and Sibyl Louise Mathis Johnson.
Charles graduated high school in 1958 at Ceres, California. He moved to the Elk Creek, Missouri, area in the late sixties.
He married JoAnne (Lunbeck) Turnbough Johnson on June 16, 2006 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lori Marie Johnson; a son, Stephen Lynn Johnson; and a sister, Barbara Dean Larsen.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Lisa Compton of Jasper, Alabama; a son, Jeffrey Noble Johnson, Jasper, Alabama; stepchildren Kandy Lee Reiners and husband Gary of Success, Missouri, Vicki Lynn Balangue and husband Oscar of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Jeffrey Scott Turnbough and wife Treva of Grand Ridge, Florida; three sisters, Louise Rodriguez of Meridian, Idaho, Charlene Francis and husband Charles of Boise, Idaho, and Darlene Lee and husband Bill of Emmett, Idaho; a brother, Gerald Johnson and wife Donna of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren, Stephen and Justin Johnson of St. Louis, Missouri, Terri Ann Royster of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joe Royster of Jasper, Alabama and Samantha Shaw of Searcy, Arkansas.
Charles retired from Mid-America Dairymen Cabool, Missouri, in 1999 after over 30 years of service. Charles loved to travel after retirement, especially going to Kingman, Arizona, in the winter. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and the keyboard. While his health permitted, he really enjoyed going all over to hear southern gospel groups. He went to McDonald’s every morning that he could to have coffee and visit with all his friends. He was quite a prayer warrior and enjoyed reading his Bible every day. He attended Souls Harbor Church.
Charles loved his family and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Services were Wednesday March 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in Souls Harbor Church. Dr. Cordie Wimberley and Pastor George Johnson officiated with burial in Oak Dale Cemetery, Simmons, Missouri. Pallbearers were Bill Shaw, Joe Royster, Ross Olson, Scotty Howton, Frank Harris, Chris Reiners, Gary Reiners and Jeff Turnbough.
Memorials may be made to Oak Dale Cemetery or Souls Harbor Church. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.