Arthur Lee Johnson, 87, of Lugoff, South Carolina passed away quietly at home on June 30, 2012. Mr. Johnson was the son of Arthur Whitfield Johnson and Julia Pankey Seymour.
He was a World War II United States Navy veteran and served in the Pacific Theater. He was retired from the South Carolina National Guard with 37 years service. His awards and decorations include: the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, United States Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Active State Service Medal, American Defense Medal, and the National Guard Retirement Medal. On October 30, 1998 the SCNG Unit Training Site at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he was Shop Supervisor for many years was dedicated in his honor.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camden, South Carolina, where he served as Department Director of Sunday School, Sunday School Teacher, and Deacon. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge 173.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 68 years, Ellen Watts Johnson; daughters, Dr. Victoria Johnson Killen, York, SC and Deborah Ellen Johnson, Florence, SC; a son, Patrick Lee Johnson, Spring Hill, Fla.; sister, Betty Johnson Baker, Kingstree, SC; and brothers William Clyde Johnson, Hartsville, SC, Charles Ralph Johnson, Cheraw, SC, Aubrey E. Johnson, Murrells Inlet, SC, James Harrison Johnson, Colorado Springs, Co., and Bobby J. Johnson, Kaysville, Utah. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jay Killen, Elizabeth K. Miles, Anne Katherine Killen, Hope Mims, Bryan Johnson, Whit Johnson, and Rachel Johnson. He is survived by ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Camden, SC at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 3, 2012. A private burial will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville, SC. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
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