Oscar Floyd Johnson ’36

Oscar Floyd Johnson ’36, of Charlotte, N.C., died May 30. He was 93 years old. Floyd was born in Spencer Brook, Minn., on Dec. 23, 1914, the son of the Rev. Oscar Fritzof Johnson and Annie Olson Johnson. He graduated summa cum laude from Davidson with a B.S. in mathematics. He received his master’s degree in math from Duke University in 1939. Upon his graduation from Davidson, he taught math and coached at Rockingham High School in Rockingham, N.C., for a year. He married the love of his life, Eleanor Carr Johnson, of Charlotte on Sept. 7, 1938, and they spent the next 42 years at the Stony Brook School, Long Island, N.Y., where he taught math and coached football, basketball, and baseball during his 43-year tenure. He also served as the school’s athletic director for 27 years. Upon his retirement in 1980, he and Eleanor returned to Charlotte to be near their sons who lived in Charlotte and Shelby. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor Carr Johnson, and his younger brother, Rev. Grant Johnson ’39. He is survived by his two sons, Dave Johnson ’65 (Susan), 8815 High Chase Ln., Charlotte, NC 28273-8865, and sons, Bryan and Gerald; and Jim Johnson (Linda Kay) and daughters, Carrie and Anna, and son, Craig; and sisters-in-law, Bert Johnson and Joyce Carr. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for the past 15 years where he served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, mentor, and prayer meeting participant extraordinaire. In addition, he was active in the mission activities of the church, nursery ministry, and faithful supporter of sports activities.