Orwic Johnson


Orwic Alexander Johnson, 77, of Columbus, passed from this life at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Four Seasons Retirement Center.

He was born in Evansville, Indiana, July 9, 1939, to the late Edward and Cordelia Repphan Johnson.

He married Elizabeth C. McLain who preceded him in death April 3, 2007.

Mr. Johnson was actively involved in the community and enjoyed being a part of various activities in the community, including membership in New Hope Christian Church, Columbus Elks Lodge, St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 20 and serving as past president of Bartholomew County Historical Society. He owned and operated Columbus Surveying and Engineering Company, starting in 1975. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and collecting old tools that were used in woodworking or land surveying.

The funeral will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with John Sichting officiating. Masonic services will be held at 5:45 p.m. Friday by members of St. John’s Masonic Lodge.

Family and friends may call from 3 to 5:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Johnson family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors Scholarship.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his children, Tony Johnson of Indianapolis, Mary E. Martin-Rhodes of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Julie G. (Albert) Brashear of Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Alexander Martin and Lindsey and Emily Brashear.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 45 years; and a sister, Cordelia “Dee-Dee” Ann Johnson.