Carl Albert Johnson

February 23, 1950 - September 20, 2018
Carl Albert Johnson


Carl Albert Johnson 68, of Wilmington passed away Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Davis Community in Porters Neck.

Carl was born on February 23, 1950 the son of the late Carl William and Anna Elizabeth Debonis Johnson. He was the former owner of Surf City Hardware where he served the community for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years Claudia Johnson, son Christopher Johnson of New Bern, daughters Lauren Ritchie and husband Chris, Kerri Thomas and husband Tyler and Jessica Johnson. One granddaughter Grayson Ritchie.

A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday September 29, 2018 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403.
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  • July 10, 2022
    Bob Rocco says:
    Carl was a genuine person who had his own style, and years ago in New aYork, had an entire cadre of buddies devoted to one thing- having fun!

  • September 23, 2018
    Charles W Johnson lit a candle:
    Lit since September 23, 2018 at 9:09:04 PM

  • September 29, 2018
    Diane Halley says:
    Claudia, We want to offer my deepest sympathies at this terrible loss. We're so very sorry to learn about Carl's sudden passing, and are nearby if there are any ways in which we can help you. Diane and Jerry, Whisper Creek

  • September 29, 2018
    Marie Coyne says:
    Claudia, We are heartbroken to hear the news We have loving memories of Carl. You and the girls are in our prayers.

  • September 27, 2018
    Erin Keenan says:
    Always enjoyed Carl’s company, I remember the first time I met him. My late uncle CalJohn swore to me he had a friend, I didn’t believe him. So I drove from Nashville TN just to meet Carl. Sure enough, John does have a friend, and after that so did I. They were like the odd couple that understood each other like no one else could. Carl’s compassionate heart is what made him a gentle giant willing to serve those in need. I’m blessed to have known him for 18 years... see you soon friend!