Edwin Carpenter Johnson (Ed) was born on June 15, 1955 in South Bend, Indiana. The family relocated to Buffalo and Ed began his education in the Buffalo Public Schools. He played football at Bennett High School from 1971-1973, and basketball from 1971-1973, co-captain 73, MVP 73, where he led the team in scoring, averaging 25 points per game. He graduated from Bennett High School in 1973 and went to SUNY at Albany. Ed later transferred to SUNY at Buffalo, where he also played Varsity basketball. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Arts in 1978 and then pursued a short career playing international basketball in France. Ed suddenly died on November 7, 2001.
Ed is survived by his 3 children: Jewel Askew (Terence, Sr. of Buffalo), Kellyn Johnson of Dallas, TX, and Christopher Edwin Johnson of Murfreesboro, TN: one grandson Terence Askew, Jr. who carries on his grandfather’s legacy through football and basketball.