Thomas Carroll Johnson, 79, went to be with the Lord on October 13th, 2021 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born October 20th, 1941 in Rutland, VT to Hazel and John Johnson. He grew up on his grandparent’s farm in Ludlow, VT.
Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for over eight years. Service to his country, his church and his family was more important than anything else. After leaving the Navy, Tom went into real estate and worked as a broker for Estes Realty Co. A few years later, he became a real estate appraiser and formed his own company, T.C. Johnson Realty. He retired after 45 years.
Tom was a long-time member of St. John’s UMC where he held many positions. Tom and his church friends would meet for breakfast and when he became too ill to venture out, his friends brought breakfast to him. Tom was a member of Bayside Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner and member of American Legion Post VA 0141.
He loved to be with his family and friends and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Tom would always lend a helping hand to those in need. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by: Carole, his loving wife of 56 years, his two children Dr. Cynthia J. Johnson-(Marvin)Larson (veterinarian) and Kristian T.H. (Kimberly) Johnson and two grandsons.
A service will be held 11:00 am, Monday, November 8th, 2021 at Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Please share your condolences with the family at www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.comSend Flowers
Tom was one of the most considerate Christians I ever met. He never passed up an opportunity to help others. He was always there to lend a helping hand as long as he was able. He was very active in his church St. Johns United Methodist for many years and was also an active member of the Methodist Men’s Group. Tom will be missed by many and until we meet again I know he will be watching out for all of us. He earned his Angel wings here on Earth.
I will miss you Tom even though I didn’t get to see you often.
I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. It has been many years but I cherish the time spent with him at St. John’s, a short stint filing and many chats about life on Tullibee. Sending love, big hugs, and healing prayers for Carole, Kris, Cindy and all the family and friends he touched throughout his life. I’m very sorry for your loss
Tommy had several cousins. Most of us were a little envious of Tom because he was able to live full time up on the East Hill farm in Ludlow, Vermont with grandmother Sarah and grandfather Carroll Grover. Fond memories include collecting sap, fishing at the beaver dams, playing in the stream and getting sunburned and hiking up to Smith’s ledges for the beautiful view.