James Carl Johnson

07/17/1936 - 07/02/2022


Obituary For James Carl Johnson

On July 2, 2022, Dr. James Carl Johnson, of Brevard, NC, died peacefully at home with his wife, Jean, by his side. Jim was born on July 17, 1936 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, the University of Wisconsin, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed an internship at Kern County Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, followed by 4 years of residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida where he specialized in orthopedic surgery. He remained in private practice in Orlando until he retired and moved to North Carolina. He also proudly served 2 years in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Jean Marie Lennie Johnson, his son William “Bill” Johnson, his daughter Jill Johnson Carpenter, granddaughters Lucy and Annie Carpenter, and his sister Dorothy Zrimsek. Among his many accomplishments he was forever proud to have been an Eagle Scout and a member of the University of Wisconsin marching band. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of animals, mischief making with water guns and marshmallow shooters, playing taps on his trumpet, and having a nickname for everyone. A special thank you to Care Partners - Hospice for their above and beyond excellent nursing care. Kayla, Callie, Kate, Angie, Tenille, and Denise - you are so appreciated!

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  • 07/14/2022

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathies to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 07/13/2022

    I am just so broken hearted to hear this news. The Johnson's lived down the street from us for years. Spent many nights in the Johnson house. Among being the best orthopedic surgeon and using him so many times over the years for various injuries, Dr. Johnson pierced my ears in his kitchen. LOL. Jill and Mrs. Johnson—sending you love and hugs.

  • 07/13/2022

    I have so many fond memories of Dr. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson! We lived in the same neighborhood and I was fortunate enough to be best friends with Jill! Some of my best childhood memories were made with them at their house on Lake Conway. Dr. Johnson was truly full of mischief and I have never forgotten the name he gave me, Meatball Sprague. My love and condolences to all of you. He was a wonderful man. Love Always, Jill Sprague Hamlin aka Meatball Sprague ❤️

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