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Charles R. Johnson
Hi, my name is Charlie Johnson and I'm an alcoholic. I was born September 11, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri to two of the best parents that ever lived, Bernadette and Maurice Johnson, who moved me to my true home of Texas. I had a fun childhood as the oldest of 3 and it was my honor to lead the way for them. I was so irresistible that I fathered 7 children. And they're so irresistible that they gave me 13 grandchildren. Most of my life I earned my living in the offshore oil industry. In my secret life I am featured in "Azorian, The Raising of the K-129." My jobs allowed me to travel all over the world many times over.
I met the love of my life, Cindy, on August 17, 1984, and we've been together, and on the same page, ever since. She'll probably try to be strong and say she's fine, but she's not. She was the feeler to my thinker personality trait, and she'll need a lot of support to get through this.
After retiring to Smithville, Texas in 2009 my avocation became my new vocation: to share my experience, strength and hope in Alcoholics Anonymous with others who are trying to stay sober, punctuated by fishing, golfing and traveling. I was very fortunate to retire in Smithville where I found peace and contentment every day.


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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2011.
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August 30, 2018
My condolences to the friends and family of Charlie Johnson. Thank you for everything!!! Truly a great loss to all of us.
Brandon D
Acquaintance
March 10, 2011
Erica and I are truly shocked and saddened to learn of Charlie's passing. We fondly remember the delightful evening in our home that we spent with you both, along with Vance Bolding and his wife Dorothy, Bruce Watson and his wife Cathy, and Azorian film director Michael White and his wife Susi. And of course I had deep personal ties to Charlie as a professional colleague at Global Marine and a valued shipmate in the Glomar Explorer. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Sherman & Erica Wetmore
March 7, 2011
CJ, I am so sorry for your loss of your best friend Charlie. You truly would light up when you spoke of him. He was the best! My prayers are with you at this time and always. Love Dayna
Dayna Buhanan
March 7, 2011
Well, Charlie, you don't have to walk that long 50 feet to your fishing pier any more - you have arrived at the eternal honey hole! We won't hear your voice in person any more, but will for sure remember your sage words that were shared with many of us for a whole lot of one-day-at-a-time's. My favorite is "I do AA and let God take care of BB. What is BB? Everything that is not AA." Rest in peace, my friend. Don't give Bill and Bob too hard a time, OK?
Aileen N
March 7, 2011
I was a GMEC, on loan, corporate engineer on the Hughes Glomar Explorer deep ocean salvage mission with Charlie in 1974. My condolences go to all his family members. He accomplished his part of that project with great dedication, using the best of his highly experienced skills. Be proud of him family, and remember him you young grandchildren.
Ernest Bellantoni
March 6, 2011
Charlie shared his experience strength and hope with me when I first walked through the doors of my new life. I will always be grateful for the fellowship.
Caitlin P
Caitlin P
March 6, 2011
Charlie thanks for your service to our country regarding the K-129. The Mount Carmel basketball team will miss you. You were never mediocre. Your family is in our prayers.
Charles Boyle
March 6, 2011
God Bless you Charlie.
Charlie B
March 6, 2011
Charles, it appears you fought a tough battle and I hope you came out on top at the end! Hand Salute for giving it a good shot!
LArry MUse
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