Joseph L. Johnson Sr.

12 August, 19377 January, 2021

Joseph Larry Johnson, Sr., 83, of Augusta and husband of Connie Faye Dollar Johnson, died, Wednesday, January 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on August 12, 1937 in Florence, South Carolina, the son of the late William Blease Johnson and the late Annie Rebecca Turner Johnson. Mr. Johnson served his country in the United States Navy, United States Navy Reserves and retired after 27 years. He also was retired from the Santee Oil Company as a Depot Manager. He is a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He is predeceased by his daughter, Emma Haynes of Conway, SC; sister, Lily Faye Ward of Georgetown, SC; brothers, Thurman Blease Johnson and infant, Fred Allan Johnson. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Connie Faye Dollar Johnson of Augusta, GA; daughter, Connie Lynn Hill of San Angelo, CA; son, Joseph L. Johnson, Jr., of Fayetteville, NC; brother, Ronald Gene Johnson of Vernon, TX; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Rhonda Myers of Dublin, GA and Catherine Alewine of Bluffton, SC; five step-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodlawn Baptist Church, Building Fund. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Interment will take place at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville, GA.


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Joseph L. Johnson Sr.

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Elizabeth McLendon

9 January 2021

I loved Jay with everything in me. He was just like my own father, I adored the time we spent together. His life was lived full of love. I spent many of hours simply listening to stories of his fascinating life. He was funny, wise and true. He was not a man of chaos. Neat as a pin and sharp as a tack. He adored his sweet Connie and constantly thought only of her. When he was diagnosed his thoughts were not of himself but taking care of every need or possible concern she might encounter. He oozed love for her. Sometimes when we'd be talking and she'd walk by he'd just look at her and say "man I love that women." I will long to spend time with him and hear him speak. He was true in word and deed. If it's possible, Heaven is a bit brighter with Jay there!