Charles Johnson, Jr. Obituary

Charles C. Johnson, Jr.
Charles C. Johnson, Jr.
Charles C. Johnson, Jr.

December 29, 1924 - October 6, 2011
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
  • Contat Us
  • Videos
  • Guestbook
  • Photos
  • Services
  • Send Flowers


Charles C. "Chuck" Johnson, Jr., 86, passed away on Thursday, October 06, 2011 at Bishop Drumm Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 10, 2011 at Iles Funeral Homes – Dunn's Chapel. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Chuck was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 29, 1924 to Juanita and Charles Johnson. He worked in the new and used car business for over 64 years in Des Moines and Centerville, Iowa. One of his peers described him as a "Good Car Man". Chuck worked at numerous car lots including Crescent Chevrolet, Howlett Chevrolet and his own business, Courtesy Motors. In 1972 he moved to Centerville, Iowa to work as a used car manager for DeVore Ford Mercury for 8 years. Upon returning to Des Moines, he began his association with Hummel Nissan where he spent over 20 years as part of the Hummel team. Chuck was a long time member of First Christian Church in Des Moines and the Elks Club in Des Moines and Centerville.

On August 16, 1947 he married Mary Alice Oaks at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They enjoyed 64 years together. This union brought four children.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; son, John Johnson; daughters, Charla Johnson, Sandy Gilmore and Janet Johnson all of Des Moines; sister, Chloris (Richard) Ellingson of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Jill (Mike) Lane, Lincoln Lambert, Jessica Wood and Nicole Johnson; five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family would like to thank the staff at Bishop Drumm for their care and patience.

Memorials may be directed to the Urbandale Senior Center, Urbandale, Iowa or HCI Care Services (Hospice of Central Iowa).

"Click here to view memorial folder"





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, October 10, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, October 10, 2011
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, October 10, 2011


Urbandale Senior Center
7305 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA US 50322