Carl Everett Johnson Jr., 84, of Concord and formerly of Keene died on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health.
Everett was born the son of the late Ruth I. (Johnson) and Carl E. Johnson Sr. on December 17, 1929 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was educated locally and attended Keene High School.
On September 10, 1950 he exchanged vows with Barbara A. Jennison at the Court Street Congregational Church. They have been happily married for sixty three years.
Everett was a patriotic soul. He enlisted in the Army National Guard and served his country for six years. He was honorably discharged on July 2, 1957 at the rank of Sergeant E-5.
Everett worked many jobs and positions over the years. He was employed by Robertson Motor Company, Central Screw, Johnson Brothers, Coca-Cola, South Concord Meadows, and most recently JBI Helicopter Services as a member of the ground crew. Everett finally retired in 2009 to enjoy time with his wife and family.
There were many things that peaked Everetts interest in life. He enjoyed wood working, especially furniture and carving. Time was spent gardening, playing golf, and he was an avid bottle collector. Everett was a man who gave back to his community by participating in the Shriners and Masons. He was also a member of the Elks Club and the Moose Lodge. He liked to square dance with his wife with the Bobcat Square Dance Group. Everett and the guys would get together at his woodworking shop and called themselves The Woodpeckers Club.
Everett is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Johnson of Concord, his daughters Dianna R. Castor and her husband Ralph of Nelson, and Donna J. Newcomb and her husband Ray of Loudon, six grandchildren; Todd, Nicole, Jessica, Parrish, Sean and Craig, ten great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and their beloved dachshund, Molly Ann.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 4 to 5 pm, with a celebration of life service and military honors to follow, all at Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave., Keene, NH. Burial will take place at a later date. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.