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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 Funeral Home.
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. 
 

 

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Andrews Chapel
610 S. Rosemary Ave.
Andrews, SC 29556
843 264 8632
Georgetown Chapel
2156 North Fraser St
Georgetown, SC 29440
843 546-0198
Hemingway Chapel
210 East George St.
Hemingway, SC 29554
843 558-1791

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