ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our father Engr. Johnson Adewale Adegbulugbe (C.ENG., FNSE.), 75 years old, born on February 19, 1946, who passed away on April 15, 2021.
He was a noble man with a heart of gold.
Kindhearted, Caring, Easygoing, Peaceful, Wonderful Husband, Great Dad, Loving Grandpa.

He touched a lot of lives as this is what makes him tick. Lover of Hymns.
We love you so so much and we say A BIG THANK YOU for all you did for us, for Mum, for the family and friends at large.

Rest on Dad!  Adieu SirJ !
Posted by Charles Akintunde on May 2, 2021
A good human being has departed! Rest in peace brother.
Posted by Tony Akinyemi on May 2, 2021
I attended St Joseph’s College, Ondo, from 1977 to 1982. While in St Joseph’s, I heard about Engr Adegbulugbe who had graduated many years before with flying colours. His academic record was such an inspiration to me and other students. I strove had to do well in my academics as well. Little did I know that, one of these days, I would get to meet him one on one. I also attended the same university as him and studied Engineering as well. He inspired me even when I had not met him. Meeting him later was such a joy and greater blessing for me. In spite of his giant strides in life, he was still very humble, approachable, loving, and unassuming. He was such a gentle giant, a lover of God and God’s people. It was such a rude shock to me when I heard that he had passed on to glory. I still saw him a little over a month before he passed. Anyhow, we rejoice in the assurance that he is resting in the bosom of his Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. We will miss you Daddy. May the Lord comfort Mummy and the children. Shalom.
Posted by Folusho Lucy Akintade on May 2, 2021
Dear Uncle Johnson, it was such a joy knowing you. It still feels like a dream but God has the answers to all things.

You were passionate about everything that you did. You were truly a selfless person and only God can give that type of selflessness.

May the Lord that you are now with comfort the family you left behind and may you live on in our hearts.

Amen.

You will be sorely missed.
Posted by Olumuyiwa Akintunde on May 1, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL IN-LAW
Brother Ade! Your sudden departure to the world beyond came to us as a blow and rude shock.
We never foresaw or thought of your demise this soon. We are greatly saddened by your unannounced exist, but who are we to query the Almighty God, for He giveth and taketh. Glory be to His name.
You will be greatly missed in our family, for you acted not as an in-law but as a sibling of the family.
Your commitments in all ramifications to our family, and your indefatigable role in ensuring that we have a united family cannot be overemphasised.
You were a unifier , role model, pillar and a comforter. You took special interest in ensuring the peace and happiness of those around round. You were always very cheerful even in the the face of challenges.
Our consolation is that we shall meet again. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ until the resurrection day, when we shall meet to part no more.
          Courtesy:-
          Siblings of your dear wife
          (Mrs. Abimbola Adegbulugbe
           Nee Akintunde)
Posted by Moyosore Doherty on May 1, 2021
He was such a lovely, gentle, caring and friendly man. He was always happy for others. I am shocked by his passing. May God comfort the family in this time and may his soul continue to rest in peace, Amen!.
Posted by Yemi Ojeahere on April 30, 2021
I still find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that you are no longer in this realm. I will not consider our relationship very long but it was impactful.
Our paths crossed for the first time at Elijah Hall at the inauguration of MFM Men Choir in Nov. 2009.
Inspite of coming from different backgrounds (you, an Engineer from Ondo State and me, a Banker from Edo State), we hit it off immediately.
We shared so much in common---virtues of honesty & transparency, peace with all, obedience to authority, commitment, fear of God, love of family etc.
We both discovered our Christian faith/journey began in the Anglican Church and were Choir boys early in life. Luckily we served together in the Executive of Men Choir and endeavoured to instil the discipline of old in members of the group believing strongly therein lies the greatness of any Choir. You looked forward to the choir practices and arrived punctually never missing any ministration except when not in Lagos.
Then came COVID 19, which forced so much physical separation of human beings all over the world, Nigeria not being an exception. However, we were in constant communication to the end.
I remember putting a call through to ask after your wellbeing on Monday afternoon, 12th April and you responding to that call with a message on Tuesday, 13th April saying "Thanks my Chairman, I am doing much better. Regards." I responded with "All glory to God for good health. Rgds to madam." Come Friday, 16th April for me to learn you passed on the previous day, Thursday, 15th April, 2021.
It was personally devastating but who can question God who does only what is right.
No doubt Men Choir lost in you a committed member and a strong pillar that will be difficult to replace.
You were such a forthright human being and committed family man. This is evidenced in the quality of children you and mummy raised for the world. No one that came across you in life will not feel a sense of loss.
We thank God for the gift and grace of your life. May you rest eternally in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Adieu great soul!
Yemi Ojeahere, MFM Men Choir.
Posted by Taiye Onah on April 30, 2021
Daddy Johnson was a God fearing humble and kind Man.He is very accomodating and ever ready to help .May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen.
Posted by Babatunde Oyenola on April 30, 2021
He was a good leader, a father of all. Always giving advise on how to improve (men choir). I remember he bought a music book for the group. We will miss you greatly. R I P.
Tunde Oyenola
Assistant Choir Coordinator
MFM Men Choir.
Posted by Fadekemi Akinduyile on April 29, 2021
I still can’t believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. You were a great uncle and a great father. I remember like yesterday when I lived with you for a couple of years - your honest fatherly advice. You were kind, hospitable, easygoing, loving, caring and generous.

Your demise came as a rude shock. We wish we had more time to continue to appreciate you but we take comfort in the fact that your mission on earth have been fulfilled. We thank the Lord for your life and bid you farewell. You are gone but not forgotten.

Sleep well, Uncle.
Posted by Joseph Obalade on April 30, 2021
Daddy Adegbulugbeindeed was a noble man with a heart of gold.
I am rest assured we will meet again... Adieu daddy!
Posted by Akin Ajiboye on April 29, 2021
What can I say, all I know is that the Lord gives and the lord takes. I did not really know you that much but saw your examplary life in that of your children , Adeolu and ofcourse my classmate and tight friend Bunmi. I kind of want to say I knew the whole family from Sis Nike to Tope and the IJanikin soldier, May the lord comfort the family that you have left behind. Mummy please take heart and comfort in knowing that daddy has gone to a better place. Such an irreplaceable loss. Adieu Papa
Posted by Oluwaseun Akintade on April 29, 2021
I don't want to forget,I just want to remember without crying.My dearest Uncle 'Wale,the one that whenever he called me "queen of the house"my joy always knew no bound.
Angels must have rejoiced when your beautiful soul joined their ranks.Sleep on beloved till the resurrection morning.
Posted by Dr Ayo Faremi on April 29, 2021
It is sad to know that you are no more, I remember when Bunmi informed me of your demise, I was pained to the marrow and asking why???? Wanted to start the blame game but then I admitted and resigned to fate. We all know that you are in a better place now. May the Lord rest your soul, forgive your shortcomings and grant you eternal rest. Amen!
Posted by Laolu Ademo on April 29, 2021
'Daddy Nike' as I and my brothers fondly call you. We have only fond memories of you. I remember always looking forward to the end of the year Christmas parties at Aguda which is a Premium memory for most of us as this brought the family even closer.

My school holidays were not complete until I and my younger brother had come to Aguda, as this was always the highlight of our holidays, thank you for being a Big Daddy to all of us.

I was shocked to hear of your passing, because I still saw you a few weeks before, but God knows better.

I know you are resting in a better place. We will continue to miss you.

Posted by Olumuyiwa Akintunde on April 29, 2021
Brother Ade! As we fondly call you, you were a kind, generous, caring and God fearing uncle. You were always anxious to assist and loathe to offend anyone.
' In-law Emeritus', I am assured that you are resting in the bosom of our maker, the Lord Jesus Christ. May the Almighty God continue to grant you eternal rest, amen
Posted by OLU AKINTADE on April 29, 2021
Beloved Uncle Johnson, you were a rare gem; quiet, gentle but strong and generous. You cared for so many over a period of time that would have made most weary. Our hearts are heavy, filled with the memories of the constant love you gave, the firm and unrelenting spirit you shared. You had nicknames that made us feel very special. Mine still rings in my head. The love you gave over many years was consistent and strong. You were a gentle giant. We pray that God’s spirit and grace fills the gap you left in the lives of your dear wife, children, brothers, sister and the extended family. Words are not enough to express how much we all miss you but to God be the glory always. Rest in His piece beloved Sir J.
Posted by Engr Olutunde Amusan on April 29, 2021
You left us as a result of Adam's disobedience to our heavenly Father in the garden of Eden but there is still hope of meeting due to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in new World. There we hope to meet again may JEHOVAH count us Worthy till then ADEW
Posted by Olu Olugbile on April 29, 2021
Dear Engineer we the Cornerstone Estate Exco are forever grateful for the love and dedication with which you served our Estate for many many years.
We thank God for the Godly example you set and the sacrifice of love you displayed.
We pray that the LORD will grant you ETERNAL REST. IJN. Amen
Posted by Fahimot Faduyile on April 28, 2021
Dear Uncle,
Super sad that you exit this world so shortly after my dad.
Thank you for the many decades of devoted friendship to my dad, Sir Ajiteru and for being there for my mom on several occasions alongside your dear wife, Aunty Iyabo.
Trust you're resting in the bosom of our Lord.
You will be dearly missed .
Rest in peace sir.
May God grant Aunty, the entire family and loved ones the strength to bear this loss. Amen .
Oyinlola Oyeneyin Faduyile
Posted by Abayomi Olabanji on April 29, 2021
Daddy you will forever be missed in our midst with your words of encouragement to every member of MFM Menchoir. You encourage me a lot anytime i sat beside u during rehearsal. Just short of words but God knows the best. May your gentle soul continue to rest in peace
Posted by Oluseyi Adegbulugbe on April 28, 2021
Rest Well Dad.
Your love and peaceful memories will forever be in our hearts.
Posted by Caroline Akinkugbe on April 28, 2021
my darling brother it is very sad for me to write another tribute for you just about 6weeks following the death of your childhood friend late engineer Mutairu Oyeneyin.
You were a great man and a fine gentleman,A good role Model, He was a devoted husband to my friend Abimbola and the rest of his family.
He was a fulfilled man of God and and also a good christian till the end. May your gentle soul continue to rest in peace amen and may God give my friend, your darling wife Abimbola and the rest of your family the fortitude to bear your loss. Egin Johnson Orun re o
Posted by Olufunmi Victor on April 28, 2021
Dear Daddy,
In a short time I know you. You're an exemplary elder state man. Your words of advise and Christian Life has taught me a great lesson that can quantified.
Rest on daddy. Good night.
Posted by Akintade Taiwo on April 28, 2021
Uncle wale so I used to call u you are such a wonderful man always willing to help any time u are called u are a very quiet and devoted Christian easy going and very calm u will surely be missed rest in the bossom of the Lord rev akintade
Posted by Solomon Alabi on April 28, 2021
Adieu Papa! He lived an exemplary Christian life worthy of emulation by all. May his gentle soul, rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Dr. Olayemi Olumakinwa on April 28, 2021
Dear Daddy,
I'm going to miss you so much. Your gentle approach to life and issues is a deep inspiration. You told me you have achieved all you came on earth to do few days to your demise and I was still encouraging you that you'll still stay long for us. God knows best.
Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Tolu Otoki-Adegbulugbe on April 20, 2021
Dear Dad,

You left us so suddenly, it’s still unimaginable to me that you’re no more with us in this sinful world.

Thank you for being more than a father-in-law, thank you for being a dad to me, for being open, warm, loving and approachable.

Thank you for raising an amazing husband, brothers and sister, thank you for teaching us about leadership, sacrifice, love, how to build a godly family, and most importantly the way of the Lord.

We rest in the knowledge that you’re at the feet of the Lord, and we take huge solace in that knowledge.

Thank you for everything.

Rest In Peace Sir.
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Posted by Grace Falope on June 17, 2021
On behalf of the CUBN St Luke's Anglican Church ijesa-tedo,Engr Adegbulugbe was one of our patron for the last forty (40) years. During that time Engr Adegbulugbe was, in every sense of the word, our patron, lovingly providing a light to guide, wisdom to protect and the support that helped us grow.
You will forever be missed,Till we meet again at the feet of Christ.
Posted by Grace Falope on June 17, 2021
We are here to celebrate your life
And the measure of its worth
And every single life you touched
While you were on this earth.
We wish to pay our last respects.
That’s why we all are here,
To thank you for your friendship
And all the memories we hold dear.
It’s been a privilege to have known you.
We were family, not just friends,
And we will carry you in spirit
Until we meet up once again.
Posted by Adeolu Adegbulugbe on June 9, 2021
Tribute to my father, my hero, a legend and a gentleman

Daddy, you are my hero, a legend, one of a kind. The lives you have touch make your absence difficult to contain and the void immeasurable. You showed us how to live a reputable life, how to cherish the simple things of life, how to live a sacrificial life and the values of an honourable man.
Thank you for the lessons of life you gave me. Thank you for the discipline that made me who I am today. Thank you for the support and encouragement when life threw me a curveball. Thank you for the times you shared in my pain. Thank you for the wisdom you impacted in me.

In my grief and sadness, I remember your words “Be humble, love family, show kindness but most importantly, fear God”. These, I will never forget but keep to heart. Daddy, you taught me so much and I miss you everyday. I saw your sacrifice, your love and your strength. I will never forget. Your absence hurts but “yet a little while” and we will meet again at the feet of Jesus.
Adieu papa.
his Life

Biography - A life well spent in service to God and humanity.

Engr. Johnson Adewale Adegbulugbe was born on the 19th of February 1946 in Ondo Town, Ondo State, South-West of Nigeria to Pa John Adegbulugbe and Madam Victoria Mojisola Adegbulugbe(Nee Akintade) {both of blessed memories}.

EDUCATIONAL LIFE

He completed his primary education at All Saints’ Primary School, Ondo Town, Ondo State Nigeria in 1960 and attended the great St. Joseph's College, Ondo Town, Ondo State, Nigeria from 1961 to 1965 where he graduated with grade one in the West African School Certificate (WASC) Examinations. Apart from his brilliance and exemplary conduct at St. Joseph’s College, he was an outstanding sprinter and a member of the college’s relay team.

He attended Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, Egbado from January 1966 to December 1967 for his higher school education on a full scholarship by a Western Nigeria Government Scholarship. While at Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, he was the Athletic Captain, House Prefect (Sports) and the vice president of French Club.

He had his university education at University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he graduated (with one of the best results) as an Electronics Engineer in 1971.

He attended Marconi College, Chelmsford, England in 1973 from where he bagged a Postgraduate Certificate in Microelectronics/Material Engineering and Telecommunications. This was followed by Advanced Professional Engineering Career development in Japan.

WORK LIFE

On graduation from the university in 1971, he worked briefly as a graduate assistant in the university.

He joined Nigeria External Telecommunication (NET) Limited as a Senior Satellite/Research & Development Engineer until 1976 when he moved to Marubeni Corporation of Japan

He joined Marubeni Corporation of Japan as a Chief Engineer in charge of the Corporation’s expansive telecommunication projects in Nigeria.

He was appointed, as an Executive Director of Marubeni Engineering (West Africa) Limited in 1984 where he was till he retired. This made him the first Nigerian and indeed the first black African to reach that position.

He was named by the Marubeni "Shosha" magazine of Japan’s July 1993 publication as the most outstanding overseas personality of the quarter. This magazine was widely circulated in Japan and overseas.

On his retirement, the company appointed him as their Consultant (Telecoms) and as a Consultant to their associated company - NEC Corporation Japan

In 2000, he became a Country Representative and Director of MCI-WorldCom and Verizon (USA) for West and South Africa regions where he was overseeing the Carrier Service Business of Verizon in these regions.

He served on the board of some government and private institutions for the promotion of knowledge and Engineering Development.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

He is a Chartered Engineer of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Britain and Ireland(IEEE)

He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

He is a registered Electrical/Electronics Engineer of Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN).

CHRISTIAN LIFE 

He believed that the ultimate goal of life is to serve God and Humanity.

He was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, Ogbonkowo, Ondo State, Nigeria.

In Lagos State, he is a member of St Luke’s Anglican Church, Ijeshatedo where he was a past vice president of the Anglican Christian Fellowship (ACF).

He was a pioneer member of the Men’s Fellowship of Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Ikeja

He later joined the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Headquarters, Lagos where he was a member of the Men’s Choir and Prayer Warrior.

He really loves Christian hymns.

SOCIAL & COMMUNITY LIFE

He had been contributing to the development of Ondo town through his membership of Ondo Dolfa Club and as a committed member of his Alma Mater St. Joseph Old Boy's Association.
FAMILY LIFE

He is happily married to Pastor (Mrs) Abimbola Adegbulugbe (Nee Akintunde) and blessed with children and many grandchildren.
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TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER AND MENTOR

Shared by Femi Adegbulugbe on May 10, 2021
My father, Johnson Adewale Adegbulugbe, “Daddy” as I call him was a good man, he thought us all to be steadfast, trust God and never to get too big to serve in the vineyard of our creator. He was a man of very modest lifestyle and expressions. He believed your works should speak and your voice not necessarily heard.

He always drove us to be better and to live a balanced life. In his words “never rob Peter to pay Paul”. He was a man of excellence and ensured we performed on every task and project to the best of our abilities and resource available per time.

Daddy was a man of peace, a bridge builder across various strata and generations, he was a lover of God. He served God to the very end and never sought other ways outside of God. I will simply call him a man of God.

Professionally he was an astute engineer, enjoyed the company of his colleagues and was always eager to learn from younger professionals. In business he was a trailblazer, not too much of a risk taker and exhibited unrivaled integrity in his business and partnerships. This I know having worked with him in business and professionally.

He was open to the merger of the good in our culture and its integration to modernization essential for growth and development. I never saw Daddy disrespect any man or woman irrespective of age and status. He thought us independence and severally reminded me “no one owes me anything in life”. This has helped me express gratitude for all the little and not so little favours I have received at every point in my life.

Daddy never put anyone under pressure, he often said “it is not how fast but how well”. I am proud to always call you father and mentor. I love you Daddy to eternity.

I sure would miss your advices, your calm and the selfless service to me, your family and friends.

Adieu Daddy

Oluwafemi Adegbulugbe

TRIBUTE FROM THE CHILDREN

Shared by Olubunmi Adegbulugbe on April 20, 2021
Daddy, Nothing is the same without you.
Silent are the hearts that love you.
Living here without you is the hardest of all.
Your heart was kind and true, and when we needed someone we could always count on you.
We will miss the silent moments of wisdom you often shared with us that paved ways through the maze of life.
It is said "A man is not dead while his name continues to be spoken" 
Your name (Sir J) will continue to ring out from the lips of all the people whose lives you impacted over the years, while we take solace in these words:-
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die".
As the Sun eventually rises behind every cloud of rain, we will think of the many things you did for us and with heads held high, we will continue to strive to be worthy of your name.
“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
Adieu Sir J, Adieu Daddy- Forever in our hearts.