Carroll David Johnson
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Carroll David Johnson, 86, of Huntsville, passed away Tuesday. He was born to Hilda Carolina Christina Sampson and Herman David Johnson in Topeka, KS. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Lois LaRhue Douglass Johnson; three children, Carroll David Johnson Jr. of Corpus Christi, TX, Linda LaRhue Johnson Bolt (Andrew) of Hendersonville, TN, and Benjamin Douglass Johnson of Pike Road, AL; and grandchildren, Christopher Andrew Bolt, Michael Charles Bolt, Michelle Bolt Mathis, Kennedy Grace Johnson, and Benjamin Connor Johnson. Carroll was a University professor all his professional life. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Mechanical Engineering in Knoxville, TN in 1956 and was on the faculty at UT while studying for his master's degree. Carroll returned to Memphis to teach at Christian Brothers College for two years. He earned a National Science Foundation Fellowship and went on to Purdue University to study for his PhD. He graduated from Purdue in 1963 and came to Huntsville to begin his long career at UAH of teaching young men and women to become engineers. At the time, UAH was only one building (Morton Hall), and only graduate school was taught. Carroll taught many of the young men and women working on Redstone Arsenal. In addition to his being a professor at UAH, he did consulting work with NASA, the Army and various other organizations. He earned the honor of distinguished professor at UAH and retired after 50 years at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 16th at First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will follow at the church with the Rev. Tara Bulger officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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Published in The Huntsville Times from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2021.
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April 21, 2021
LaRhue, I only just saw this and I am so sorry to read of your loss. May you find solace and comfort in your family during this time -- you are in my thoughts.
Kellie Hauenstein
April 15, 2021
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April 15, 2021
LaRhue, Ben and family, my heart-felt condolences to each of you. Your family and Greenwyche provided fond memories for me. Carroll and I had several discussions on connecting UAH and our public school, elementary students. I appreciated his quite, ‘behind the scene’ personality. I will be out of town, regrettably, and unable to attend the service tomorrow. Peace of Christ, Don Masterson
Don Masterson
April 14, 2021
I loved Dr. Johnson! He was my PhD advisor and my favorite professor. I will miss talking with him and hearing stories about the good old days of control theory.
Glenn Parket
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