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Charles "Big Willie" Johnson

April 28, 1936 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Charles "Big Willie" Johnson Obituary

Mr. Charles Edward “Big Willie” Johnson, Sr., age 87 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023 at a Rome hospital.

Mr. Johnson was born in Summerville, Georgia on April 28, 1936, son of the late William Franklin Johnson, Sr. and Mable Willingham Johnson.  He was a member of the Pennville First Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of Willie’s Plumbing and Backhoe Service.  Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War.  He attained rank of Corporal and was a driver for the General.  He enjoyed golfing and fishing, and was an avid Georgia Tech Fan, and even liked the Georgia Bulldogs as long as they weren’t playing Tech, but his favorite activity was spending time with his family and friends.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn McWhorter; and two brothers, Joe Johnson and Ronald Johnson.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sue Johnson; daughter, Kim Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Charles “Little Willie” and Eva Johnson, Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Joyce Johnson; sister-in-law, Sylvia Johnson; special friends, Billy Willingham, Judy Edgeworth and Bily Joe Duham; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services for Mr. Johnson will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Colbert officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until the service hour.

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December 16, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Coffman Funeral Home - Petitt Chapel
12855 Highway 27
Summerville, GA 30747-5897

Memorial Service
December 16, 2023

3:00 PM
Coffman Funeral Home - Petitt Chapel
12855 Highway 27
Summerville, GA 30747-5897


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