JOHNSON, Charles Atkinson III "Chuck", 64, of Sanibel, died on Dec. 2, 2012. He graduated from Clearwater High School in 1966 then attended The University of the South, Sewanee, TN and the University of South Florida in Tampa. During the Vietnam War he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served 4 years then he graduated from Florida Jr. College in Jacksonville with an AA in Fine Arts. In 1975 he began making award-winning, high design, hardwood furniture which he sold at art festivals throughout the South. In 1980, he and his brother, Jim formed "Johnson Brothers Furniture". By 2001, Chuck's career path led him to Harvard Jolly Architectural firm, Tampa where he was employed until moving to Sanibel. He is survived by his daughter, Lila Holley Johnson; brother, James Winslow Johnson (Genevieve); sister, Paula Johnson Lawrence (Graham); and his beloved partner, Charlene Black. A private celebration of life will be held at a time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to www.hopehospice.org/donate. Friends may sign guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 11, 2012