Proud Army veteran, Carl J. Johnson age 99 of Coffeyville passed away on September 24, 2017 at Windsor Place.
Carl was born the sixth child of nine, in Tahlequah, OK on February 26, 1918 to Charles and Phoebe (Dotson) Johnson. Carl attended school in Coffeyville and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1935. After high school, Carl worked at the Alpine Ice Company during season and the Coffeyville Mercantile Wholesale Company. In October of 1941 Carl joined the United States Army where he served with the 830th Med Air Evac Squadron. He proudly served until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was awarded with the Pacific Theater ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal. On his return, Carl was united in marriage to Jane Carol Wallace on November 29, 1945 in El Paso, TX. The couple made their home in Coffeyville where Carl owned and operated the Texaco station at 11th and Walnut for a number of years. He then was employed by the Pepsi Bottling Company as a supervisor for 14 years. He then went to Funk Manufacturing, where he retired in 1983 after 13 years of employment. Carl was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1022 and served as a past Post Commander. Carl was a truly dedicated veteran that served numerus years on the funeral detail for the VFW, he also volunteered raising the flags in the cemetery for Memorial Day.
Carl's memories will live on through several nephews and nieces, brother-in-law and friend Allen Kuch.
Carl now rest with his parents, his wife of 51 years Jane, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by Fort Riley Honor Guard, VFW Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Chapel from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Coffeyville VFW Post 1022 and they may be sent in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com