Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

Today is

Thomas F. Johnson

Thomas F. Johnson of Champaign, IL, peacefully passed away on November 24, johnson2019 at 88 years of age at the Veterans Administration’s palliative care unit in Danville, IL.

Tom was born on May 29, 1931 to Maurice Carl and Jeanne Norr Johnson in Westfield, NJ.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Connie J. Johnson, and sons Glenn Johnson of Tolono, IL, and Kenneth Johnson (Susan) of Mahomet, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers M. Carl III, and Joseph, and his sister Anne Miller.

Tom was a Korean war era Navy veteran, and a graduate of the University of Illinois.

He started a successful awards business in 1977, which he passed down to his sons in 2000.

Tom was a life-long U of I sports fan; he and Connie had season tickets to all home basketball and football games for many years. He was also an avid golfer and a fan of the Chicago White Sox.

He was also a runner who competed in 2 marathons, and was a head high jump official for the U of I.

A memorial service will be held at the Urbana Country Club on Saturday November 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Tom’s name can be made to the organization of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


Connie, Glenn and Ken—

I am so sorry to read about Tom's passing. I won’t be able to make the service on Saturday but wanted to let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t think I ever saw Tom without a smile on his face, whether I was placing an order for the Boys & Girls Club or I saw him at an Illini basketball game, he was always smiling.

—David Allen


Kenny and Glenn,
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a true gentleman and class act. I always enjoyed speaking with him. Sometimes I would only see him once a year or so but he always knew me and what I was about. He was a great guy and I will miss him.

I can see his influence in both of you.



So sorry to hear about Tom. Jack and I will be keeping you and Tom in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

—Cheri Carlson


Connie — You have been much in our thoughts and prayers since learning of your husband’s passing. The care and attention you gave to Tom in his last years were a reflection of the love and admiration you had for him. I know you will miss him dearly.

Jackie and Glen Paine
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