Alfred Thomas Johnson

November 10, 1930September 7, 2021

Alfred Thomas Johnson, 90, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Johnson. He is survived by three children, Jeanne Hackett of Edisto Beach, Michael G Johnson of Columbia and Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Columbia. He is also survived by three grandchildren, William E Hackett III (Stephanie), Katherine Hackett Rushing (Brandon) , Andrew T Johnson and great-grandchild, Mary Ella Rushing.

Al was in the Surety Bonding business for over 65 years. At one time he had his own company, J. H. Hammond Agency until he sold it to Boyle-Vaughn Ins. He was working at the time of his death with McGriff Insurance.

He was born November 10, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated Boston College in 1952 and entered United States Marine Corps officer training program. He retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1979. He was a member of the Gamecock Club since 1965. His greatest loves were his family, his friends, his church, Boston College and the USMC. Not necessarily in that order. He was a life long Boston Red Sox fan. He was never happier than when he was cooking a meal for others and will always be remembered for his gumbo and seafood chowder.

He was a long-standing member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will be private and a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date due to Covid. Memorials may be made to St Joseph’s Building Fund.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


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Susan Carter

September 21, 2021

To Al’s family, I send my sincere condolences in your time of grief. Al was such a precious person to me, and to so many people. I worked at Boyle-Vaughan / BB&T for 22 years with him and he was always a joy! My prayers are for each of you as you learn to navigate life without your father and grandfather in it.

Nancy Shealy

September 21, 2021

To the family of Mr. Al~
So very sorry to hear this news about our sweet Al! I got the pleasure of working with him for 15 yrs at Boyle Vaughan Insurance. He was always going out of his way to cook for our agency like his delicious homemade Italian sausage lasagna, his decadent homemade lemon squares and his Irish St. Patrick’s day dinner of corn-beef, cornbread, carrots, and fresh cooked cabbage! Traveling to see one of his clients in Charleston, he would always bring a full basket of fresh delicious garden tomatoes for anyone who wanted some.
He will never be forgotten and may his generosity and kind heart continue on in others because this world sure does need it. There will never be another Al! RIP Al🥲🙏🏻❤️

Carol Harton

September 21, 2021

So loved Al, As we all did. He always brought us a case of tomatoes each year to work. I worked with him at BB and T. His corned beef and cabbage was always appreciated and his lemon squares notorious.
I know he will be missed by his friends and family.
Sending my sincere condolences.

Al McClure

September 20, 2021

I met Al in the early 80s when I was a young surety underwriter living in Columbia for a couple years. He was an agent I was assigned to work with. I learned so much from him that helped me later become a surety agent. He was very smart and a lot of fun. R.I.P. old friend.

Al McClure

Taska Martini

September 15, 2021

I worked with Al at Boyle Vaughan. I loved him. He was so kind and giving. I enjoyed his many wonderful meals at the office and his
John's Island tomatoes.

I will never forget my Retirement Party when he read a "Letter from Martha Stewart". I will miss a wonderful person and friend.

Always, Taska Martini

Jeanne Hackett

September 14, 2021

Thank you all for sharing your memories of our Dad. He was such a special person! The love and joy that he brought into our lives and those of you that knew him can’t be measured. His devotion to his faith, family and friends had no boundaries We thank God that he was our father and gave us the example of how to live our lives.

Garrett Chidsey

September 14, 2021

What a friend Al was. Always great conversations, great food, great wine / drinks and a great friend. I will cherish the memory of Al, not as a bond agent (though he was one of the best) but one as a great friend. He always wanted to know how my family was doing before anything regarding work. The world lost one of the good ones.

Garrett Chidsey

Patricia England

September 13, 2021

I still remember my big bother bringing so much life and fun into the house when I was a child. I remember my parents’ pride when he graduated from Boston College and their excitement when he made the Dean’s List at that university. He was a role model to me to pursue my own degree. I offer prayers and love to his children and grandchildren and great grandchild because I know no one can ever take his place. May he Rest In Peace. Al’s sister , Patricia

Donna & Marjorie Fusci

September 13, 2021

My dear Al, you were everything that God would like to see in all of us. You were so filled with love and goodness. No matter what obstacles came your way, your faith was never unwavering; so I can understand why God brought you home to be with him.
We feel so fortunate to have had you in our lives. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Donna & Marjorie Fusci

Bill Snow

September 13, 2021

Al was one of the great mentors of my life. I would not have been able to enjoy the success and lifestyle that my family enjoys without the advise, caring, nurturing and friendship that Al gave me, unconditionally. He actually did not make a lot of money off of my company, which we often joked about. The biggest reason he didn't write that many bonds is directly due to the fact that he helped me build a strong business that often times did not require a bond.
I will never forget Al and I will always know and remember how much he did for me. My sons also knew and will remember him.
I look forward to seeing him again someday because,,,

"If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded, by the United States MARINES".
I know Al has already reported for duty.
Semper Fi my friend.