Alan J. Johnson

  • Born: August 10, 1947
  • Died: April 22, 2019
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Greenwood, IN 46142

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Alan J. Johnson

71 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away April 22, 2019. He was born on August 10, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Tillman & Martha Johnson. Alan is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Terry Lynn Johnson. He was an avid reader of all types of literature; and loved spending time with his family. He also loved watching all types of sports, being particularly passionate about motor sports and the Ohio State University football program. Alan walked closely with our Lord and loved teaching the Word of God.

Alan obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in microbiology from the Ohio State University. He spent over 3 decades in the fields of quality assurance and quality control primarily in the pharmaceutical industry, before concluding his professional career with the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in downtown Indianapolis as the director of regulatory compliance. His work at the Harbor Light Center allowed him to use his religious faith and the skills he learned during his years in the pharmaceutical industry, dealing with regulatory compliance, to help advance the mission of helping those struggling with addiction.

In addition to his wife, Alan is survived by his three children, Jennifer (Thomas) Adams, Kim Townsend, Scott (Carrie) Johnson; sister, Mary Ann Carleton; and seven grandchildren, Jake, Ian, Mikayla, Frank, Joseph, Maya and Zoey. A celebration of Alan's life will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019 at Southport Presbyterian Church 7525 McFarland Blvd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46237 with a gathering 1 hour prior. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Alan's name to the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center 2400 N. Tibbs Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222,


Condolence & Memory Journal

Terry and Alan were high school friends. We kept somewhat in touch over the years. When I went through a rough patch, Alan sent me a letter of comfort that I will never forget. Stay strong, Terry. Love to you, Jo (Miller Haran).

Posted by Jo Haran - phoenix, AZ - Friend   April 26, 2019

What a blessing it was to have known Alan Johnson, to have had the opportunity to receive some of his God given wisdom, when it seemed like the storm wasn't going to pass, to hear words to calm the most raging sea...Alan was a gentle giant in so many ways. To the family, I sincerely give my condolences and prayers that the God of all peace will comfort your hearts and minds during this transition of the life of our dearly loved friend. May the grace of God keep you all. In His Service,

Posted by Ora Markey - Indianapolis, IN   April 25, 2019

To Terry and family, We remember the 16 years we spent together in Bible study, often at your house. Those were the years of small children, school activities and so many obligations to help out with church ministries, sports and the other business of growing our children into adults. Now your own children, who I remember as young students, have their own children to grow. Without keeping in touch these past several years, I feel sure that you are still bringing Jesus to your family and to people you work with. Prayers for your comforts as you miss husband, father, friend and grandfather. Until we live in Heaven together, Elaine Rainey (with Steve)

Posted by Steve and Elaine Rainey - Family Friend   April 25, 2019

Oh Alan you will be missed dearly... I will never forget some of your talks that always seem to have some type of underlining humor!!! You always were determined through adversity and I admired that when you weren't feeling yourself you still pushed!!! You were beyond sweet! #1 Ohio State Fan and loved your family with your whole heart! Thanks for showing on earth what a kind hearted person truly looks like! See you again!!! Rest In Peace Alan!

Posted by Ashley Moore - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   April 25, 2019

Terry, Jennifer, Kim & Scott - words can't express the feeling of loss you have experienced. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Don & Marlise Roush

Posted by A friend   April 25, 2019

A very dear friend and mentor that I am lucky to have enjoyed for so many years. In addition to AJ being instrumental in launching my own lab career, we shared many adventures (over 30 years of INDY 500 and many sprint car races, afternoon baseball games, enjoying Acapulco Joes and King Ribs lunch trips). He made my life richer through his hearty laugh and big brother guidance.

Posted by Larry Burge - Everett, WA - Family Friend   April 25, 2019

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Alan's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 25, 2019

Alan is my best friend over, what, about 60 years. We had such a wonderful childhood which we always reflected on when we talked. I was happy to know both he and Terry as a couple and as we all grew older, too. Alan was/is a very intelligent, funny, kind, loyal man. I think of him so often, even before the last few
days. I really regret not being able to attend the services for Alan. I am already obligated to drive a car to Florida for one of my sons and his wife as they relocate there. Coincidentally, I remember driving a white 1960's Corvair to Indianapolis in 1969 or 1970 to help Alan and Terry relocate all those years ago. I will miss Alan very much but I plan to see him again when we are at home with our Lord. So glad Alan knew Jesus as his Savior.

Posted by Craig Corbin - Medina, OH - Friend   April 24, 2019

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