Rev. Carl Adrian Johnson
1926 - 2010

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Rev. Carl Adrian JohnsonRev. Carl A. Johnson age 83 of Greenville went to be with the Lord he loved and served on Wednesday September 1, 2010 in Greenville. He was born the son of Theodore and Lillie Stark Johnson in Ensley Township Newaygo County MIon September 26, 1926. Rev. Johnson was a veteran of WWII serving as a Sgt. in the European Theater and also was an assistant chaplain. He attended Spring Arbor College and graduated from Greenville College, Greenville IL and then served in the ministry his entire life. He married Dorothy M. Kraak in Zeeland MI on June 12, 1947 and they served churches in Mesick and Thompsonville, Kingsley, Sault St. Marie, Greenville MI, Goderich Ontario, Canada, Sparta, Detroit, East Wenatchee, Washington, Nyssa, Oregon, Caldwell Idaho and Jackson MI. He also with his wife owned the Johnson Foster Care Home in Greenville and he continued to be an evangelist until his home going.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, children; Rev. Dennis (Joan) Johnson of Greenville, Kathryn (David) McCaman of Rapid River, MI, J. Dwayne Johnson of Florida, James (Cindy) Johnson of Sand Lake and Robert (Lori) Johnson of Grand Rapids, 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, brother Ted Johnson of Big Rapids, sister Ethel Eckert of Illinois, brothers and sisters-in-law; Paul (Elsie) Kraak of Zeeland, Roger (Vonda) Kraak of Kalamazoo, Marilyn ( Al) Harrington of Holland, Ann Harris of the Traverse City area and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Victor.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 4, 2010 at 2 PM at the Pilgrim Bible Church (361 Pine St.) Cedar Springs. Officiating will be Rev. Blake Jones and son Rev. Dennis Johnson. Burial will be in North Ensley Cemetery, Ensley Center. Visitation will be on Friday from 6 to 8 PM at Hurst Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to Greenville Bible Methodist Church.

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Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Symons
Thursday October 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM

We were saddened to hear that our dear friend had passed away and our prayers are with the family at this time. Our loss is heavens gain but he will be missed by all.
Deanna Schermer
Tuesday September 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Sorry to hear about the loss of Bro. Johnson. I know God will be with you and surround you with his love and presence. He has now gone to his reward and will no longer be in pain. Praying for you and your family.
Rev.Paul M.Featherstone
Tuesday September 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM

I will be praying for you all, sorry for your loss. Faith Church 404 Truitt RD Muncie,In.47303
Shelbie Avery
Sunday September 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss but heaven has gained another soldier. I went to school with Dwayne in Pt. Pleasant.
Pastor and Mrs. Hobbs- Providenciales
Sunday September 5, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Dear family, We rejoice in ANOTHER saint who'se made it Home. We KNOW the feeling of loss, but also know this is what He lived for. We SHALL meet again, by the grace and help of our Heavenly Father, who has promised to get us Home safely. We join in prayer for you during this time of transition. Michael & Daryl Hobbs H.I.M. Missionaries to the Turks/Caicos Islands and Haiti.
Marlan and Bonnie Newland
Sunday September 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM

We are very sorry for your loss, and prayer that your family will be sustained during this difficult time. Marlan and Bonnie Newland
Rev. Eugene D. & Shirley Gray
Saturday September 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Saturday September4, 2010. Our dear friends, wish we could be there with you. Trust to talk with you. We are so thankful for your friendship over these years. our love and prayers are with you.
Vesna Pejovic
Friday September 3, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Hello Mrs. Johnson, my sister Michele Pejovic and my self Vesna send our condolences to you and your family reguarding Rev. Johnson. We have been friends of your son Dwanye for many years. Much love and best wishes.
Rev. & Mrs. Bill Gaddis
Friday September 3, 2010 at 11:15 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers continue on with you especially now. Trust in the Lord and he will carry you through.
Pat DeWyse - Nucraft Furniture Company
Friday September 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Jim,Bob and family's, Sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he find peace and comfort with the Lord.
Rev. & Mrs. Gary N. Grissom
Friday September 3, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We rejoice in knowing he's made it "home". We always appreciated the fine example and gentle spirit of Bro. Johnson.
The Pilgrim Holiness Church of Jackson, MI
Friday September 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM

To the Johnson Family, We enter into your rejoicing that our dear brother Carl Johnson has gone home to be with his Lord. However, we also share in your grief that such a loss can bring. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. We want you to know our prayers are heavenward on your behalf. Rev. Martin Laramie, Pastor The Pilgrim Holiness Church of Jackson, Michigan
Robert Raines
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:43 PM

Dear Johnson Family, We grieve with you at the passing of Bro. Johnson, but know that he is at home with his Lord. He was truly a great Christian and one of our "Heroes of Faith." We pray that the Lord will comfort at this time.
Daniel Kinnell
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM

On behalf of the family, I am sorry to hear of Rev. Johnson's passing. Appreciated his ministry at Detroit BMC. He had such a wonderful spirit. I know he is rejoicing in Heaven.
Bill Spencer
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man. He was always an inspiration to me when he served on the Educational & Examining Board. Our prayers are with you during this time of grieving.
Nadine Karnes
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 6:57 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss, but think of the rejoicing in heaven over another saint coming home. Bro. Johnson was a stalward soldier of the cross and will be greatly missed over the conference as well. May the Lord surround you with His love and comfort at this difficult time.
Rev & Mrs MarJoe Wooten
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 6:10 PM

May God's hand rest upon the family during this sorrowful time. Just remember the good that has been accomplished through Bro Johnson's lifetime for the building of God's kingdom. Praise God, another soldier has gone home!
Dorland Loomis
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Dear Friends It has been many years since we have been together, I consider you one of our dear friends. I still remember the many times we fellowship-ed and had such good times together. We send our respect and condolences to Dorthy and the family We still live in Troy, Oh and spend the winters in Winter Haven , Fla We are on the way to heaven and will see you again when we get inside the city. Dorland and Ruth Loomis
Edith Dickinson
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 3:27 PM

so sorry for your loss my throughts n prayers are w/ you all if there is anything i can do let me know love you all its sad losing our loved one but have comfort in knowing hes w/ jesus n is happy n whole god bless edith
Donald & Ruth Nichols
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM

So sorry Bro. Johnson had to leave, but so happy his sufferings are over. Holding up Sis. Johnson and all the family in our prayers. May God bless you.
Greg & Stephanie Burley
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Our love and prayers are with the Johnson family today. Both of our lives have been influenced by the Christian example of Godliness, servanthood, and persevering strength exhibited by Bro. Carl Johnson. We will miss his smiles, hugs, and encouraging words. Although we won't be able to attend the funeral due to a funeral in our own church the same day, please know that our hearts and sympathies are with the Sis. Johnson and all of the family.
Cathy (Mayle) Avery
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I attended school school with Dwayne at Pt. Pleasant and met the Johnsons at that time. I have heard of the faith and Godliness of Rev. Johnson since that time. May you be comforted with the knowledge that he is with his Saviour. God be with all of you.
Deadra Parmeter-Salyers
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband,father and grandfather. I'm sure he will be sadly missed by many,he was a great man that I have never forgotten over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and for the days to follow. May the love of your family and the memories that you hold dear, comfort you until the day you will all meet again.I can only imagine the trumpets the angels sounded! Deadra
Jim and Rhea Quales
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Our prayers are with you. Bro. Johnson meant so much to our family. He was one of my heroes! He is with Jesus and someday we expect to see him and rejoice around the throne with him.
Judy Reusser
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 9:34 PM

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your father. But, we also know that he has been awaiting this trip his entire life and is now truly at peace.