Carroll Oscar Johnson
Carroll Oscar Johnson
  • November 1, 1929 - January 23, 2017
  • Oklahoma

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Carroll Oscar Johnson, born Nov. 1, 1929 in Fort Cobb, OK the third child of Oscar & Rachel Johnson. He was a graduate of Oklahoma City Central High School and Oklahoma City University with a BBS degree in Finance and Economics. He was a charter member of OCU's Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity. Carroll served in the armed forces during the Korean War. Then returning back to OKC he met and married Merelyn Lee Hardgrave in 1955 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, OKC where he has been a member since 1949. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason for more than fifty (50) years. Carroll's professional career was dedicated to Banking, serving as Senior Vice-President of Trust Investments of First National Bank & Trust Co., Okla. City, First Interstate Bank of Okla. City, Boatmen's Trust Company of Oklahoma, and also as Vice- President and Treasurer of Continental Federal Savings & Loan Assn. of Okla. City. He served as President of The Trust Division of The Oklahoma Bankers Assn., the Investment Securities Assn. of Okla. City, Oklahoma Society of Financial Analysts (AIMR) and Oklahoma City Cosmopolitan International Civic Club. He was a designated CTFA (Certified Trust and Financial Advisor), by the Institute of Certified Bankers; and, he served as an Arbitrator for the NYSE, NASD and FINRA. Carroll was a long time member of The Economic Club of Oklahoma, having served on its Board.

Giving back to the community was always a priority for Carroll. Upward Transitions (Travelers Aid), Elder Care (Mobile Meals), OU/ Med Center Volunteers were organizations which were served by him. In 2006, he was named one of the four 2006 National Volunteer Frist Humanitarian Award Finalists by Hospital Corporation of American. And, he was a recipient of The Paul Harris Award for Community Service presented by Rotary International.

Survivors include two daughters - Jill Roberson of The Woodlands, TX and Nancy Craig of Mt. Vernon, TX. Immediate family members also include: Jill's husband Dave and two grown children - John Roberson, Atlanta, GA; and Julie and John Tidmore, Midland, TX. Nancy's husband Bill and three grown children - Sam and Jill Craig, Montgomery, TX; Tom Craig, Dallas, TX; and Amy and Kelly Kading Jr, Kennebunkport, ME.

Memorial Service is to be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Foundation, Inc. or Cavett Kids Foundation, c/o Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.