Karl Anthony Johnson Sr.

Obituary
  • "May time and grief pass swiftly....may memories last..."
    - Karen Henry
  • "Condolences to the Johnson Family from the Grandison..."
  • "My cousins, no words can express how very sorry I am for..."
    - Lorraine Williams & family
  • "Rest in peace Rainey"
    - Lorraine Foggs
  • "Marcella and all of Mr Johnson's family I am so very sorry..."
    - Christine Brady

Karl Anthony Johnson Sr., Jan. 13, 1941 to Sept. 21, 2018.

We mourn the death and celebrate the life of Mr. Karl Anthony Johnson Sr.

Karl Anthony Johnson Sr., passed away Sept. 21, 2018, at home in West Suffield.

He was born in Springfield. He grew up in Springfield and was a graduate of the Technical High School. After serving in the Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963, Karl spent his career at Pratt & Whitney, starting as a machinist and rising to management. He also served in and retired from the Connecticut Air National Guard. He was a member of Gardner Memorial AME Zion Church in Springfield.

Karl was predeceased by his former wife, Beverly M. (Riley) Johnson. He leaves to mourn his memory his former wife, Aron S. Johnson of Rotonda West, Florida; his children, Karl A. Johnson Jr. (Kim) of Springfield, Wayne A. Johnson (Terri) of Silver Spring, Maryland, Marion L. Johnson and Marcella D. (Francisco) Zavala of Springfield, Lawrence E. Williams of Bloomfield, Stephanie D. Williams of Honolulu, and Kristopher L. Johnson (Amy) of New York, New York.

Karl leaves eight grandchildren, Kyra, Kristen (deceased), Kyana, Brent, Alana, Nicolas, Kendall, and Kyle; and five great-grandchildren, Jordyss, Boyd, Austin, Josslyn, and Jiah.

He was predeceased by four sisters, Barbara A. Parker, Rae-Marie Denson, Karen Madison, and Kandyce R. Johnson.

Karl leaves four siblings, Lorraine D. Foggs of Springfield, Kenneth Johnson of Agawam, Massachusetts, Kevin C. Johnson of Springfield, Sharon Johnson-Drayton of Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16, 2018
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