Clarence B. “Doc” Johnson
Thursday, December 29, 2005 12:00 am
Funeral services for former Ward Three Alderman Clarence B. “Doc” Johnson are Friday at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in Carver Heights Cemetery.
Johnson, 78, served two terms on the city board, from 1981-85 and from 1989-93.
Former Ward One Alderman J.W. Morgan recalled his fellow board member as a man who loved his work and loved serving people. He recalled Johnson’s efforts to address flooding and other issues facing the community.
“He was very conscientious about the City of Brookhaven and his ward,” Morgan said of Johnson.
Morgan also mentioned Johnson’s service as a school teacher and his other efforts to help citizens.
“He just loved people,” Morgan said.
Johnson taught science at Durant High School in Durant; McCullough High School in Monticello; and Progress High School and Eva Harris High School, both in Brookhaven. He coached girl’s basketball and he took the team to the state championship in 1961.
Ward Two Alderman Terry Bates expressed sympathy to Johnsons’ family.
“Clarence Johnson was one of the men I watched growing up over the years,” Bates said. “He was a great man to look up to.”
Bates said Johnson was a good family man. He said Johnson was hard-working and believed in doing what was right.
“He tried to be a friend to everybody in the community,” Bates said. “He’s going to be missed.”