Earl Douglas Johnson


Earl Douglas Johnson, 92, of Sophia passed away Monday, March 25, 2019.
Born November 8, 1926 near Whitesville, WV, he was the son of the late Ernest and Rena Johnson.
Doug left Stoco High School at the age of 17 to join the Navy to serve during WW II on the USS Lynx. He later earned degrees from Concord College, West Virginia University and Ohio State University. Doug loved to travel, having visited all 50 states and several foreign countries. Following over 3 decades in education he retired as principal from Sophia Junior High School in 1982.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
He is survived by a daughter, Lou Ann Johnson (Jenny Lilly) of Kenna, WV; son, Rob Johnson (Tammy) of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Zach of Washington, D.C. and Rachel of Seattle, WA; brother, James L. Johnson of MI; sisters, Anna Ruble of Sophia, WV and Drema Chapman of VA.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Sophia United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Rumberg officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Sophia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 518, Sophia, WV 25921 or Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 452, Beckley, WV 25802.
Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.
Published on March 26, 2019
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5 posts

Cela Burge
Mar 27, 2019
May God give you comfort and many, many smiles as you remember your precious dad, Poovy. I will never forget substituting at Sophia Jr. HIgh!!! Love you! Cela
Jane Thomas Marks
Mar 27, 2019
Lou Ann and Rob,
I’m so sorry I can’t get there tomorrow. Your mom and dad were a part of our family. Please feel a big hug and I’m so glad there is much rejoicing and welcoming with the Sophia contingency in Heaven.
Much Love,
Jane Reed. ( I loved that your Dad always called me by both names!)
Jason Johnson
Mar 26, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have fond memories of the times that I met him, and many more memories of the stories shared by my Grandpa (JL). He was a great man who lived a great life and left a positive mark on this world. The man upstairs has gained another good one.
Will Higginbotham
Mar 26, 2019
My deepest condolences. I love you all.
Diana Jaeger
Mar 26, 2019
You were a very special Uncle—you always had a story or joke to tell, and always had a hug and love to give! Rest In Peace our beloved Uncle Duggers!