Alvin Johnson

Alvin Louis Johnson, age 91, passed away April 19, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife Elsie of 59 years and his son David “Doc” Johnson.  Alvin is survived by his daughters Linda (David) Cartwright; Laura (Paul)  San Nicolas; grandchildren Daniel and Patrick Cartwright; Michael, Catherine and Mitchell San Nicolas; great grandson Ira Cartwright; great granddaughter Meridian Cartwright; nieces Valerie Larson, Renee Hadala; Sandra Snyder and Suzanne Goldthop; nephew Jimmy Larson.  Alvin was a graduate of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, S.D. with a BS in Chemistry.  He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers with service in Korea 1953-1955. Alvin was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church since 1960 and enjoyed the comradery of the Senior Saints in his later years.  He was also a member of Community Lutheran Church in Hill City, S.D. and Rochford Chapel, Rochford S.D.  Alvin was a member of the Middle Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society and Middle Tennessee Rockhounds.  He was an avid Rockhound. Alvin was a member of the Donelson Fifty Forward Senior Center where he taught lapidary and other classes and enjoyed exercising there.

Visitation was held April 23, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.  A celebration of life was held April 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens with Reverend Rick Roberts  officiating.  Active Pallbearers were:  Daniel Cartwright, Patrick Cartwright, Michael San Nicolas, Mitchell San Nicolas, Don Harris, George Aldridge, David Carlson, Steve Kozy, Jayson Backes.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church Building Fund.  PO Box 140628 Nashville, TN 37214 or Amedysis Hospice 440 Royal Parkway Nashville Tn 37214.  Funeral Arrangements made by Hermitage Funeral Home

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