2010-09-09 / Obituaries

Vernon Johnson

Funeral services for Vernon “Leon” Johnson, 90, of Washington, formerly of Aiken, S.C., were held Wednesday, September 8, 2010, in the Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel in Aiken with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memory Gardens in Aiken. He died September 3, at his home in Washington.

Mr. Johnson was born in Mascott, Tenn., and was the son of the late Judson D. Johnson and the late Lou Edith Crain Johnson. His wife, Virginia Ruth Anderson Johnson, preceded him in death. He was a veteran of World War II and worked for ALCOA in Maryville, Tenn., for 10 years prior to working for E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company at the Savannah River Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was also a member of the Rainbow Travelers at Millbrook.

Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Johnson Harvey, and her husband Jack of Washington; a son, Rev. Wayne Johnson, and his wife Linda of Corning, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Lee Durham and her husband Jay of Washington, Mark Stafford and his wife Gina of Van Buren, Arkansas, and Chris Stafford of Cabot, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren, Jack and Caroline Durham, Drake and Tori Stafford, and Ryan Stafford; two brothers, Forrest Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn., and Herb Johnson of Lenoir City, Tenn.

Pallbearers were Jay Durham, John Brumley, Mike Tatum, Ray Feaster, Steve Corley, and Bob Buckley. Honorary pallbearers were John Longshore, Jim Huskey, Tom Campbell, Cliff Jollie, Bob Daniels, members of the Whittlers Club, and the Bill Whalen Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions may be made to Regency Hospice, 105 Summerwood Way, Aiken, S.C. 29803, or the First United Methodist Church, 100 West Liberty Street, Washington, Ga. 30673.

Shellhouse Funeral Home Inc. of Aiken, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.

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