Dr. Charles Winfield Johnson

November 12, 1933 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 85)


Dr. Charles Winfield Johnson,  age 85 died, August 1, 2019 in Conway.   Dr. Johnson, was born on November 12, 1933, in Clinton, SC, the son of the late Charles Winfield Johnson and Leila Norman Hatcher.

Dr. Johnson received his undergraduate degree at Presbyterian College and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his internship and residency training in Boston and Philadelphia before moving back to his home state where he joined Conway Internists. Soon after he was drafted to serve as a physician in the United States Armed Forces in El Paso, TX, during the Vietnam War for two years. Thereafter he resumed his practice in Conway where he was a beloved physician for more than 45 years. Dedicated towards life long learning, Dr. Johnson sought additional training in cardiology and was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Towards retirement, he lamented the prospect of not being on call as "that is when my patients need me most!" He volunteered many hours at the Friendship Medical Clinic providing medical care to people in need.  

Dr. Johnson was a  member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church where he held numerous leadership roles through the years including serving three times as the Senior Warden as well as being an active choir member. He later also joined St. Ann's Episcopal Church. Charlie was the nephew of author Napoleon Hill and was a life long supporter and board member of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. He was also an avid gardener and fly fisher and enjoyed spending time at his mountain cabin in Virginia. Mostly, he enjoyed the fellowship of many,friends for whom he was always ready in times of need to lend a hand. 

He is survived by his son Charles Winfield Johnson III, his wife Robin Johnson, and their daughter Hanna Johnson (Murrells Inlet, SC) and daughter Cynthia Rheney Johnson and her daughter Ana Johnson (Cleveland, OH). He was predeceased by his wife Dr. Frankie Bowman Fairey Johnson of 49 years and son Arthur Norman Johnson. 

 A Celebration of Dr. Charles Johnson's life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 710 Main Street, Conway, SC. The Reverend Jason Collins, Pastor. 

*In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

 Friendship Medical Clinic, 1396 Highway 544, Conway, SC 29526


The Napoleon Hill Foundation, 1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 29293-4400. 

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