Charles "Neal" Johnson 71, of Batesville, Ark., died May 5, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 11, 1936, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Edward Daniel and Mattie Alice (Cole) Johnson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired district manager for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a member of the VFW in Batesville. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Batesville.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn (Felts) Johnson of the home; three daughters, Tammy Baker of Sherwood, Kim Johnson and Dana Weaver both of Batesville; one brother, Paul Wesley Johnson of Cave City; two sisters, Betty Laman of Cave City and Eddie Mills of Cicero, Ind.; three grandchildren, Kelsey Weaver of Batesville, Dustin Baker and Cory Baker both of Sherwood; special friend, Ona Wyatt of Batesville; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and two sisters, Lula Glenn and Eloise Davila.
Funeral services were held May 8 at the Hope Lutheran Chuch in Batesville with Pastor Joel Krogen officiating. Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery located at Batesville with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Dustin Baker, Cory Baker, Chris Laman, O.J. Laman, Blain Roark and Dwain Roark.