Born Nov. 2, 1934, in Screven, he was the son of the late Wade and Lilly Crawford Johnson. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Agatha Johnson, Geraldine Rowland and Laura Jean Brooks, and a brother, Fred Johnson.
Mr. Johnson had resided in Camden County since 1964, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 34 years of service. He was a master carpenter, always building beautiful furniture for his family, and he enjoyed fishing, as well as being an avid football and NASCAR fan. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his church family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Peggy L. Johnson of St. Marys; two sons, Reggie Johnson (Cathy) of Kingsland and David Johnson (Dee) of St. Marys; daughter, Lori J. Johnson (Matt) of St. Marys; sister, Gladys Graham, and brother, Harold Johnson, both of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, Nikki Ralph, Cody Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Haleigh Carter and Miranda Johnson; and six great-grandchildren, Ashley Taylor, Braelyn Ralph, Lily Johnson, Tenley Johnson, Boe Carter and Cheyenne Carter.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Westside Baptist Church, with Pastor Mark Gentry officiating. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to services. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Pallbearers were John Stone, Evan Cantrell, Paul Payne, Lamar Warren, Tom Dowling and Roger Pate. Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Ulmer, Larry Guinn, Tommy King, Neal Gaddy, Don Powell, Paul Donahue and Ricky Wimpey.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.