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Alan J. Johnson

Obituary for Alan J. Johnson

August 10, 1947 - April 22, 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 71


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,

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