Charles Johnson

July 23, 1929 — March 9, 2016

Charles Johnson

Charles G. (Jerry) Johnson also known as Chuck, passed away at his home on March 9, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Jerry was born July 23, 1929 in Grantsville, Utah and was the son of Paul G. and Laura Hudson Johnson. He graduated from Grantsville High School and was a member of the 1947 Utah State Championship Basketball Team. After high school he briefly attended Utah State University. He joined the Navy and served for 4 years during the Korean War. Jerry married Jeannine Kinder on January 5, 1950 in Magna, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked for Lincoln Wearever in the foodservice industry before retiring. Jerry and Jeannine lived in Washington, Colorado, and California before returning to his home town of Grantsville, Utah. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman with fishing being the most passionate pastime. He enjoyed Alaska trips and catching albacore in San Diego, California. His favorite was his annual camping and fishing trip to his secret spot near Saratoga, Wyoming for over fifty years with his friends from Denver. During his later years, he enjoyed going to Montello and the Grantsville Dam to fish. He went on many fishing trips with his son Dave. He was so proud of his son Dave, daughter Lollie, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved sports and was a proud Denver Bronco fan. He also followed the Utah Jazz. He enjoyed visiting with his high school friends from Grantsville. All who knew him will remember his great sense of humor, tremendous wit, and personality. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jerry is survived by his wife Jeannine, his son Dave (Judy) Johnson, and daughter Lollie Johnson. He has 7 grandchildren: Luke, Wendi, Cindy, Julie, Danny, Emily, and Chris; and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James (Lola) Johnson and his sister, Carol Gallegos. A funeral service will be held in the Grantsville Deseret Peak Ward at 550 East Durfee St. Grantsville at 12:00 p.m. on Monday March 14, 2016. There will be a viewing at 550 East Durfee St. from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral services. Interment will be at the Grantsville Cemetery following the services. The family would like to thank the Veterans Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Community Nursing Services, and Didericksen Memorial for their care and support. The support of dear friends and neighbors has also been much appreciated.

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