Garman Arguile Johnson, Jr.,
82, beloved husband of Grace W. Johnson and the widower of Mary Frances
Potts Johnson, victoriously fought his final earthly battle to receive
his Heavenly reward Sunday morning, March 8, 2015, at his residence.
Mr. Johnson was born
the son of Garman Arguile Johnson, Sr. and Clyde Estell Fowler on June
13,1932 in Florence. He attended the University of South Carolina.
He served in Christian ministry over the years in such areas as Deacon
and Sunday School Teacher and was currently a member of Twin Cities Baptist
Church. He served as a Mission’s worker for more than 15 missionary
trips overseas. He was a member of the Leo Masonic Lodge #310.
He was a lifetime member of the “Tin-Can” Sailors.
Chief Machinist Mate
Johnson served well and faithfully 30 years (Jan. 1954 - July 1973) in
the United States Navy. His US Naval service included duty stations on
the following ships: USS Renville, USS Trathen, USS Hamul,
USS Isle Royale, USS Sierra, USS John W. Weeks, USS John A. Bole, USS Waddell.
His Military Decorations include 4 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense
Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars and
Vietnam Campaign Medal, China Service Ribbon, the Combat Action
Medal, and Korean Service Ribbon with 2 Stars. He was positioned
in the top 50% of all Chief Patty Officers in Navy.
He is survived by:
his wife; three sons, David, Eric, and Andrew; two granddaughters, Vanessa
and Isabella; four step-children, Ardith Koon, Robin Gates, Avery Altman,
and Clyce (Brian) Atwood; six step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren;
and three sisters, Maude Cannon, Mattie Buxton, and Eleanor (Marion) Jordan.
He was predeceased
by: his parents; and his first wife.
A Home Going Celebration
with Military Recognition will be 4 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the
Twin Cities Baptist Church. Interment with Military Honors will follow
in the Eaddy-Ford Cemetery directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie
Visitation will be 6-8PM,
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Hemingway Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home
of Hemingway is honored to serve the Johnson Family.