Charles O. "Bud" Johnson

September 17, 1930 - May 11, 2020

Charles  O.


Charles O.“Bud” Johnson, 89, of Poplar Grove, IL, died peacefully May 11, 2020 in Poplar Grove. He was born September 17, 1930, in Judd Hill, Arkansas, to Curtis and Velma (Blasingame) Johnson.  Charles married his sweetheart Eleanore “Ellie” Chisamore on January 3, 1957 in Hernandez, Mississippi.

Charles enjoyed casinos, fishing and dancing. He loved to play his guitar. Charles was very likeable, quick to put a smile on everyone’s face. He knew all of his coworkers at Walmart by their first names, where he worked for many years in their garden center.

He was loved and will be dearly missed by his children, Connie (Dennis) Christian and Darla (Gerald) Schroeder; sister, Ella Mae Cook; grandchildren, Daniel J. (Irene) Tufo, Corey A. (Becca) Johnson, Leah Johnson and Brandon G. Schroeder; three great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by son, Charles David Johnson; brother, Lowell; sister, Shirley ; and his parents.

A private visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services in Belvidere. Memorial contributions can made in his honor to his family. To write a memory, please visit

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Belvidere, IL 61008


A private visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services in Belvidere.

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I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Doug Rand 2020-05-17T11:52:26

so sorry for your loss Uncle Bud was a very loving man and will be missed by all

Gary & Sheri Chisamore 2020-05-15T14:10:40

Our hearts go out to you and the children and grandchildren, Ellie. Bud was one of the dearest people we’ve ever known. Dave and I worked with him at Walmart for many years. Always a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He will be missed by many. May God be with you through this sad sad time…

Dave and Beth Manning 2020-05-14T11:04:46


I am so sad that i was not able to see him or talk to him before he passed. I know your pain of him passing before your and Darla’s eyes. I remember all the good times and know that David, Velva and Curtis welcomed him eternally home. That is my only hope and peace is that one day we all will be reunited in Jesus. I will come visit in the weeks ahead because those are the times you will really need someone. I loved him and love you. He will always be in our hearts and memories forever

Angela Johnson 2020-05-13T10:44:11

Bud was a wonderful man, so very kind!

Wendy Meyer 2020-05-13T08:29:37

Bud always had a smile on his face that came from his incredibly warm heart and willingness to help anyone he could. He was a true treasure to have as a friend and I am the better for having the privilege of knowing him.

sarah hernandez 2020-05-13T07:31:42

Bud was a great guy and good friend to everyone he met. RIP Bud. You will be missed.

Jan Ross 2020-05-13T06:35:52

So sorry for your loss, Bud was a great guy and would do anything to help. Always had a big smile in his face. Would do anything for you all you had to do was ask. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob,Brenda Baxter

Bob and Brenda Baxter 2020-05-13T02:57:48

Ellie I’m so sorry I loved bud he was like dad. I know how hard this is for you and your family. God be with you.

Kim donovan 2020-05-13T00:32:17

Bud was a special man. He loved everyone and always had a smile for everyone. He would light up when talking about his girls and was so proud of you both. Ellie I love you and know the pain you feel. Hugs to all of you we are so sorry. Love Char and George.

Char wagaman 2020-05-12T22:16:59


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