Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of 1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson, Sr. Ret. US Army of Camden will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Johnson’s memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.
Mr. Johnson, husband of Mae Abell Johnson, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He was born in Greenvillle, SC the son of the late Lancelot Noah and Eva Bell Worley Johnson. He served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict and two tours in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church were he served as a Sunday school teacher and was a former deacon.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years; his children: Michael Noah Johnson (Margie) of Columbia, SC, Kenneth Lee Johnson, Jr. (Juliet) of Carthage, TN and Linda Kay Johnson McCormick (Stephan) of Marietta, GA.; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 1 great-grandson.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the Johnson family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.