Johnny was born on March 4, 1958 in Chipley, Florida to the late Howard Carswell and Sylvia Smith. He was educated in the public-school system of Washington County, Florida and was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as an E2. Johnny was a self-employed truck driver and was also a salesman of fruits and vegetables, serving the surrounding communities for numerous years. He enjoyed fishing and the Pittsburg Steelers Football Team. Johnny was affectionately known as “Papa Doc”.
He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife: Eyvon Holley Carswell of Vernon, Florida; three daughters: Clarissa Carswell of Atlanta, Georgia, Cynthia Holley of Marianna, Florida, and LeTasha Holley (Shawn) of Panama City, Florida; three sons: Andre Moore (Chaenille), Damien Gilbert, and Dave Holley, all of Panama City, Florida; three sisters: Mazie Giles (Benny), Cora Brown (Roger) and Gladys Wagner, all of Chipley, Florida; two brothers: Calvin Carswell of Chipley, Florida, and Louis Carswell (Helen) of Panama City, Florida; 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life & Committal Service will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, November 14, 2020 from the sacred grounds of the St. Joseph AMEC Cemetery with Pastor Marvin Blount, officiating and Cooper Funeral Home & Florist of Chipley, Florida, providing the ministry of comfort.
A Public Walk-Through Viewing will be held from 12-7 PM CST, Friday, November 13, 2020 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. In consideration of public health & safety, the wearing of a facial mask/covering is required to attend both the Public Viewing & the Celebration of Life.