He was born on December 5, 1926 to the late Edward and Gospie Johnson in St. Augustine, Florida. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at New Life Church, 5231 S. Nova Rd., Port Orange with his son, Pastor Ron Johnson, officiating.
Burial will be held at 3:30 p. m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach.
Paul Johnson graduated from Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, GA. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and went on to graduate from Florida State University in Tallahassee with a Bachelors degree.
In 1954 he moved to the Daytona Beach area from his birthplace. He was a member of One Church in Longwood, FL. He retired as a Building Contractor and Developer. Paul enjoyed traveling, construction, ministry, mission trips, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Catherine Lutrell Johnson; three sons, Ron (Sandy) Johnson of Sorrento, FL, Larry (Lisa) of Daytona Beach and Murray (Jan) Johnson of Daytona Beach; brothers, David, (and the late Jean) Johnson of St. Augustine and Walter (Jimmie) Johnson; sister-in-law, Ruth Johnson (late, E. Nathan Johnson); brother-in-law, William Moore, Jr. (late, Mildred Johnson Moore); nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Memorial Donations may be made in his memory to New Life Church, 5231 S. Nova Rd., Port Orange, FL 32127. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
[Editor's comment: I don't ever remember meeting Paul Johnson, however, I had heard stories about him from others. One of those persons was the late Rev. Mr. Raymond Carr. I called and talked with Sue Carey Carr. his widow, and she told me that she and Lutrell were very close friends. She said that Raymond and Paul were roommates at Emmanuel College. There were both credentialed ministers of the Gospel in the Florida Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
It may be that many of you, my readers, will remember Paul Johnson. I consider every person a gift from God to us and therefore, his life is precious to God, and should be honored in his/death.
In researching this story I was privileged to speak with Lutrell, Paul's wife, as well as his son, Ron Johnson, a pastor in Port Orange, FL. I want to thank John Moody Presley and his wife, Jane, for alerting me to the death of this great servant of the Lord, Paul Adrdian Johnson.
To Paul's wife and family I send my love and condolences. It is my prayer that God will grant you comfort through the Holy Spirit. The Bible declares, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them" (Revelation 14:13, KJV).