The Herald Bulletin

April 30, 2013

Carlin S. Johnson Sr.

Jan. 11, 1976 - April 25, 2013


ANDERSON, Ind. — Carlin Shawndell Johnson Sr., 37, unexpectedly departed this life and made his transition to his heavenly home on April 25, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1976, in Anderson, from the union of the late William Carl Johnson and Faye (Watson) Johnson.

He attended Anderson Community Schools and played football at East Side Middle School. He was currently an employee at Anderson Preparatory Academy and a former employee of Countryside Manor of Anderson.

Carlin was baptized as a baby and raised in the church at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church.

He was known for his hats, artwork, smooth haircuts, smoking good barbecue and solid friendships. He was a wonderful cook and an avid dart, chess and dominos player. He was extremely witty and could catch you with a good joke. His smile and laughter would light up the room. His loving and kind heart made you a friend the first time you met him. He passionately enjoyed being with his family and friends and loved giving you big bear hugs. He was a loving and caring father to his sons and cherished his wife. Carlin was loved by so many people.

Those who remain to cherish his memories are his wife of five years, Jamila Johnson; three sons, Darrion LaMont, Carlin Shawndell Jr. and William Canye Johnson; and his mother, Faye Johnson, all of Anderson; one brother, Ryan (Kay) Johnson of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; mother-in-law, Connie (Turner) Fields of Louisiana; father-in-law, Elroy Robinson of Anderson; sisters-in-law, Gina (Melvin) Buckley and Shala Fields, all of Louisiana, Sherice Davenport of Indianapolis, Jhaskada “Jazzy” Fields of Anderson, Loumeisha (Terry) Brown of California and Astarlove Robinson of Arizona; brothers-in-law, Lazarus Tyson Fields of Colorado, Durrand Robinson, Darnell Robinson of Florida and Joshua Robinson; nieces, Ashley Smith, Ashell Smith, La Gina Fields, Antwinette Epps, Calise Youngblood, Alexis Easton and Jayla Larkin; nephews, Christopher Johnson, Robert Fields, Trey Murphy, Joseph Fields, Clifford “Ty” Youngblood, Anthony Epps, Kornelius Easton and Sydnee Allen; great-nephew, Kayston Smith; aunts, Evelyn (David) Armstrong, Jessica (Larry) Fluker of Muncie, Vera Mitchem, Janet (Roosevelt) Harbor, Betty (the Rev. Wayne) Redding, Marcella Lightford, Norma (J.D.) Nunn, Diana Johnson, Frances Grady, Linda Mitchell and Trudy Carter, all of Anderson; uncles, Richard (Linda) Watson Jr. of Indianapolis, Dwight Watson and Nathaniel (Sally Cochran) Johnson, all of Anderson; great-aunts, Bertha (Joe) Craven of Greensboro, N.C., and Bessie Williams of Anderson; great-uncles, Alfoncer (Patricia) Watson of Daphne, Ala., and Samuel London of Ecorse, Mich.; cousins, Raymond (Tiffany) Watson, Stayce (Victor) Kelley and Calista Watson, all of Anderson, Donald Quarles Jr. and Shoca Quarles, both of Muncie, Dwayne Watson, Allen Butler and Special Watson, all of Indianapolis, Kimberly Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a grand host of very special cousins, aunts, uncles and friends, of which are too many to name individually.

Those that have preceded on to Glory before him were his father, William Carl Johnson; maternal grandparents, Richard and Martha Watson;  paternal grandparents, William and Pauline Johnson; one uncle, James Herbert Johnson; sister-in-law, Dreama Epps; and aunts-in-law, Barbara Buckley and Darline Robinson.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the EMT paramedics and doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital emergency unit. We also would like to express our heartfelt love and thanks to everyone. Your expressions of sympathy, love, kindness, support, help and all other deeds during this trying time shows us that Carlin was well loved, respected and that he was someone special.

Services will be held Friday at noon at Sherman Street Church of God, 1820 Sherman St., Anderson, with the Rev. Scott Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Glazebrooks Funeral Services.

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