JONESVILLE — Mr. Henry Dunlap Johnson, 87, husband of Patsy Kingsmore Johnson, 1679 Mudbridge Road, Jonesville, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg, S.C.
Mr. Johnson was born in Union, S.C., Feb. 20, 1925, a son of the late Frank Arthur Johnson and Dora Lee Dunlap Johnson. He retired from United Merchants-Union Mill and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. Mr. Johnson was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where he served as the teacher of the Men’s Bible Class for over 20 years, trustee and usher. He was a member of the Music Makers Quartet and minister to shut-ins at nursing homes and senior citizens. He was also a member of the Union Masonic Lodge #75, VFW and Woodmen of the World.
Mr. Johnson was first married to the late Margaret Wilburn Johnson. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Surviving in addition to his wife Patsy are a daughter, Sandra Hawkins Page and husband Max of Woodruff; two sons, Johnny Mack Johnson and wife Judy of Buffalo and Steve Kent Johnson of Union; eight grandchildren, Angie and Robbie Hines, Scott Johnson, Jennifer Hicks, Jamie Johnson, Nick Page, Brad Page and Adam Page; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz and Rev. Rufus Chaneyworth. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.
Mr. Johnson’s grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 p.m. to form the Honorary Escort: members of the Men’s Bible Class, the Hardee’s Group, Tom Alexander, Tim Justice, Mike Gault, David Taylor, Gary Hawkins, Eddie Williamson and Bobby Moss.
Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 or to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Union, S.C. 29379 or to West Springs Baptist Church, 4811 West Springs Highway, Pauline, S.C. 29374.
The family is at the home, 1679 Mud Bridge Road, Jonesville and also at the home of his son, Johnny Johnson, 361 Bailey Road, Buffalo, S.C. 29321.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home