- July 11, 1925 - January 17, 2013
- Hoopeston, Illinois
of Charles' Passing
Hoopeston Multi Agency
206 S. First Ave.
Hoopeston, IL 60942
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“Sid was a very kind and loving person. He will be missed by all. We feel such a calm presence. We know Sid is looking down on us and letting us all...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Pamela Young - Green Bay, WI
“We are very sorry for your loss! Your family is in our hearts and prayers today and will remain so during your time of need. Uncle Sid was always a...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Justin and Rosanna Pratt - IL
“Charlie Brown, you will be greatly missed! Even though I haven't seen you lately, you have been thought of and talked about a lot! Please save a...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Hanners Yates - Friend
“So many memories have flooded over us the past few days. Visits to our house in Michigan, visits to your house which were always fun because of your...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Davis - Chicago, IL - Neice
“So sorry to hear of Sid's passing. He was such a sweet man. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Scarlet & Katie Cropper
5 of 7 | Posted by: Katie & Scarlet Cropper - Attica, IN
“Grandpa Sid, was such a wonderful man that words couldn't begin to describe how deeply we will all miss him. His spirit and witty humor will be...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Melanie Young - Green Bay, WI
“Our deepest sympathies to Joann and all the family. Sid was such a sweet and kind person and a fine Christian gentleman. May God give you comfort at...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: JoAnn Charbonneau - Hoopeston, IL
Charles S. "Sid" Johns, 87, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:39 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. He was born on July 11, 1925 in Marion, IL. He was the son of Charlie and Bertie (Hudgens) Johns. Charles married Barbara Eastman on August 7, 1943. She passed away on December 18, 1997. Charles later married Joann (Gudeman) Young on December 11, 1999 at the Community Church of the Nazarene in Hoopeston, IL. She survives in Hoopeston.
Sid is also survived by six daughters, Sandra LaFrance of Bourbonnais, IL, Pamela Okeli of Terre Haute, IN, Paula (Tim) Paxton of Rankin, IL, Sheila (Keith) Abbott of Urbana, IL, Darla (Brian) Nooyan of Green Bay, WI, and Pam (Paul Peterson) Young of Green Bay, WI;two sons, Kevin (Kim) Young of St. Joseph, IL and Keith (Jeannie) Young of Rankin, IL; two sisters, Violet Jeter of Marion, IL and Fran Abney of Topeka, Kansas. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, expecting one more great-grandchild and 6 nephews.
Sid was preceded in death by his parents, brother, two infant sisters, two brother-in-laws, and a son-in-law.
Sid worked as an Inventory Specialist at Kroger and later owned his own potato chip franchise known as Charles Chips. He then worked at National Gas Pipe Line for many years as a mechanic where he later retired. After his retirement, Sid worked at the Super Car Wash. He was a board member of the Community of the Nazarene Church and the Multi Agency. Sid volunteered his time at the Rankin Food Share and Chris Senior Services in Danville. He also volunteered at the Salvation Army of Kankakee and the Adult Day Care of Kankakee where he installed many life lines for seniors. Sid served in the United States Navy during World War II. During that time he served in Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Guam, China, and Pearl Harbor. He was always in good humor, even after his retirement he was always helping someone. He never met a stranger. Sid loved his family and extended family very much and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.