Orvid "Gene" Johnson, 1927-2019
Last updated 5/13/2019 at 12:48pm
Orvid Eugene Johnson, 91, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, May 11 at his residence.
He was born October 25, 1927 in Kansas City, KS to the late Oliver Barber and Sarah (Jurkovich) Johnson. He has been a resident of the area for 20 years coming from Miami and Sebring. He was Emeritus Professor of music at The University of Miami. Gene was a veteran in the U.S. Navy. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium. He began his career performing as Solo Flutist with the Ballet Russe de Mo...