Charles-JOHNSON-Obituary

Charles Edward JOHNSON

Crewe, Virginia

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Charles (Jody) was a good friend and mentor to me. I had the opportunity to follow, for a short while, in his footsteps. My life will be forever better because of the contributions that Jody and Charlie made for me when I needed them. My sympathy to the family and friends who loved Jody.

Emma, Charlie, Pat, and Ronnie: I am so sorry to ehar about Jody, he was a dear freind to my parents and to us all. I can still see him and my father, Noose, and Bill sitting in our house playing and singing. I hope they are all in a better place playing, singing and entertaining. My thougths and prayers are with you all.

I grew up hearing about Little Jody Rainwater and ended up playing his music on WLES radio in Lawrenceville. Who would know that I would later marry into his family (sort of) I married Smokey's brother-in-law (Millie's brother). I have always loved his music as has my family. He is an icon that will be missed by many and was loved by all. Our sympathy to his family.

Dearest Charlie and Billy and Maggie & Mynda - Please know that Peter & I have you close in our thoughts and prayers. Your father was a dearly loved man and who made the world a better place. Love to all, Cathy Denton & Peter Aiken

I grew up in Amelia,Va and always listened to Little Jody Rainwater each day on WSVS. I thought he was saying Joe D. Rainwater for a long time. I now have the radio( table model Philco) that we used then, Abt 1954 forward. Great write-up about him on Wednesday. Thanks

Grandpa introduced me to Jody Rainwater at the tender age of 10. I fell in love with him that day, and feel honored to have known such a great man. I listened to the Jody Rainwater Show every morning at 10am on WSVS-Crewe Radio, and loved his Theme Song, "Earl's Breakdown" by Flatt & Scruggs.

Not only was Jody an Icon in Bluegrass Music, he was a true gentleman. I loved talking to him, in his soft tone of voice, the stories he used to tell, and the kindness that...

This man gave me my first professional radio gig at WTTX in Appomattox, VA in 1975. Rest in peace my friend and thanks for giving me a chance to be on the radio! May God bless your family!

"This man gave me my first professional radio gig at WTTX in Appomattox, VA in 1975. I had the pleasure of working with him for three years. Rest in peace my friend and thanks for giving me a chance to be on the radio! May God bless your family!"

I have wonderful memories of "Jody" as I worked with him at the ODBD years ago. He would sign off by saying "Emma, put the biscuits on; I'm coming home". Great memories, indeed! Your Blue Grass Friends,

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