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Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Alexander C. "A.C." Johnson and Pearlie Davis Johnson. He attended Clarendon County public schools and worked for the Agricultural and Stabilization Conservation Service at Clemson Extension until he retired. He later worked as a security guard for several years. He was a member of Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, where he was an usher and served as a trustee for more than 50 years.
Survivors besides his wife of Florence include a daughter, Eva Latrell Johnson of Florence; and three sisters, Evelyn Anderson of Randellstown, Md., Dorothy Johnson of Riesterstown, Md. and Celestine Johnson of Florence.
Celebratory services for Mr. Johnson were held Friday, March 28, 2014, at Jordan Freewill Baptist Church, 703 N. Jones Road in Olanta, with Pastor Kenneth L. Gibson officiating, assisted by Elder Ronnie L. McFadden and Evangelist Stella McFadden. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery.
The family received friends at the home, 2105 Wilford Drive in Florence.
These services were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.