January 5, 1953 ~ November 21, 2015
Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Carl W. 'Sparky' Johnson, 62, passed away Nov. 21, 2015. Born Jan. 5, 1953. Survived by his wife, Joyce; Melvin and Hoover; brother, Karl (Laura) Johnson; nephew, Karl Johnson Jr; niece, Yolanda Clark; cousin, Dave (Debbie) Dupps; hunting buddy, Chris Springle and numerous other friends and family. Sparky retired from Pepsi after 31 years of service and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and running football boards for his family and friends. In lieu of flowers and food, please make a donation to PAWS for Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001, in Sparky's name. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends after the service in the reception hall. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
My prayers go out to Joyce. Joyce and Sparky were dear friends of my father, Art. I remember all the basketballs games and all the times they were over for breakfast. Sparky was a good person.
I am sorry to say I never knew Carl W. “Sparky” Johnson…I knew him as my cousin Billy. He and his twin brother Willy were as close as as family could be when we were all busy growing up back in the 50’s and 60’s. Our families spent a lot of time together and every Sunday we would accompany our parents to Gus’ Place for the Dutch lunch…of course.
One of our greatest adventures was the summer our combined families of 4 adults and 7 kids along with their dog whiskers piled into our 55 Plymouth station wagon and drove to Taos, New Mexico to see a painting in an old church that Uncle Roy had read about. It was claimed that it miraculously transformed from one image to another at midnight each night. We had a lot of fun together. RIP Billy
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
We are just shocked. Prayers for Joyce and the rest of the family. God Bless you all.
My thoughts and prayers to the family