Johnson, Charles Eric
Charles Eric Johnsona, aka Charles E. Johnson III, came into this world on March 5, 1959 and left all too soon on November 3, 2017. The first born to Charles and Yvonne Johnson, big brother to Craig and Tracey. Friend, confidante and mentor to hundreds. Always with a bright smile, a friendly word and so many talents, Charles naturally attracted friends, many for a lifetime, beginning as a student at St. Francis De Paula, then St. Philip Neri, St. Ignatius College Prep and Columbia College, from which he graduated. He studied sound recording engineering, where he honed his craft as a master studio producer, indulging his love of musical composition and technical wizardry. He was lucky to do the work he loved his entire life. Also a self- taught musician, Charlie learned to play many instruments by ear, wrote hundreds of songs and played in bands throughout his life. An avid collector of vintage toys, music and other treasures, he had a Googlelike recall of their origins and facts of all kind. A true perfectionist, if Charlie built it, fixed it, created or tinkered on it, there was no doubt of the outcome. With so many interests and talents, his influence, impact and friendships spread far and wide. A devoted son, great brother and friend who was always eager to lend a hand or ear, "Charlie Horse," "cj3," will be greatly missed by the family and hundreds of friends and colleagues whose lives he graced and leaves behind. Services to celebrate his life will be held at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd St., Chicago, at 11: 00a. m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017; light repast in the SPN School Auditorium at 10: 00. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or ASPCA.