1933 - 2014 Charles Henry Johnson, 81, of Orange, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014, at The Cowboy Church of Orange County, with Reverend E. Dale Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday at The Cowboy Church of Orange County. Born in Dallas, Texas, on January 6, 1933, Charles was the son of Henry and Margaret Johnson. He Graduated in 1959 from the University of Corpus Christi, where he played basketball and has remained active with alumni athletes over the years. He and Pat owned and operated the Wayside Inn in Bridge City from 1974-1984. His later years were spent building homes with his sons, Mike, Bobby, and his grandson Jeremiah. Charles is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patsy Johnson of Bridge City; sons, Micheal and Bobby Jack, both of Bridge City, Keith and wife Tracey of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Jeannine and husband Bob Baker of Dallas, Joann Hanes of Denton; and sister-in-law, Shirley and husband Tom McCollum. He is also survived by his 12 beloved grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jacob, Jessica, Michael, Cory, Laci, Kree, Aidan, Katie, Leah, and David. Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the Cowboy Church Building Fund, 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas 77632.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 13, 2014