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 PM 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.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.