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Carl Lewis Johnson

July 31, 1928 August 30, 2019
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JOHNSON, Carl Lewis age 91, of Yellow Springs passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Friends Care Community. He was born on July 31, 1928, to the late Lewis and Mary (VanSwearengen) Johnson in Miamisburg, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his brother, Albert “Bud” Johnson, and sister, Melda Silberman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 67 years, Susan (Schradin) Johnson, two sons, Dr. John William (Deborah) Johnson and James Mark Johnson, as well as beloved nieces and nephews.

Carl went to Seminary at Baldwin Wallace College, before attending Ohio Northern University where he received his degree in pharmacy. He also served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. In 1967, Carl joined his brother, Bud, as partners in the Erbaugh & Johnson Drug Store and the family moved to Yellow Springs from Oxford, Ohio. After Bud retired, Carl and Susan took over the business working side by side as partners. After 30-years of serving the community as a pharmacist and small business owner, they retired in 1996.

Carl enjoyed living and working in Yellow Springs - in their house on Dayton Street, just a few blocks from downtown and the drug store. He dearly loved his home of 52-years. He and Susan took great pleasure and pride in maintaining and improving their old house (built in the 1850s) its yard, gardens, flowers, and trees. During retirement, he and Susan took time to travel and see the world. Also, they enjoyed seeing their two sons as often as possible. John and Debora have a working farm, raising free-range cattle, in Knox County with horses, dogs and cats to look after and enjoy. Jim moved around during his working career, before returning to the village in 2012, and they enjoyed spending time with him in Cleveland, New York City, Washington, DC, Vancouver and Bellingham, WA. Carl was a member and past president of the Yellow Springs Loins Club. He was an avid golfer and loved to play tennis.

A celebration of Carl’s life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home, Yellow Springs, beginning at 10:00 am with Pastor Doug Forsythe officiating. Carl will be laid to rest at Glen Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Miami Township Fire and Rescue Association to support the EMT ambulance team for their wonderful emergency care of Carl over the past few years. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting

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10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM
Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home

322 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home
322 Xenia Avenue Yellow Springs 45387 OH
United States

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Glen Forest Cemetery Final Resting Place

US RT 68 S
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

US RT 68 S Yellow Springs 45387 OH
United States

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