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Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC

OBITUARY

Jimmy Dawson Johnson

August 16, 1936August 25, 2019
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Jimmy Dawson Johnson, husband of the late Virginia C. Johnson, passed away on August 25, 2019. Jimmy is survived by his son Jeffrey D. Johnson and wife Susan of Apex, NC; daughter Jill R. Johnson of Spartanburg, SC; granddaughters Lauren Brill (Downey) and Leslie Whiteside (Luke) both of Apex, NC; great granddaughter Samantha DiMartino of Apex, NC; brothers Larry Johnson (Jan), Jerry Johnson (Rachel), Carl Johnson (Ahndrea), Cary Johnson (Ailene), and sister Kathryne Bailey (David).

Jimmy was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia; parents Cary D. Johnson and Jane Johnson, and stepmother Ann Duggan Johnson. Jimmy shared a love of travel with his wife, exploring the world together. He loved his church, Mountain Creek Baptist Church, where he was a faithful member for 63 years, was a former deacon and sang in the choir. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean War as a deep sea diver, certified welder and pipefitter aboard the U.S.S. Tutuila. He was a volunteer fireman at Piedmont Park Fire Department. He had a career of sales in the welding supply industry and retired from Palmetto Welding Supply Company and later from Machine and Welding Supply Company (ARC3 Gases).

The family will have visitation at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 with a 3:30 PM service to follow at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Greenville, SC. The family wants to especially thank the staff of National Health Care Greenville for taking care of both Jimmy and Virginia during their golden years. Memorials may be made to Mountain Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund, 255 W. Mountain Creek Church Rd., Greenville, SC 29609.

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  • FAMILY

  • Virginia C. Johnson, Wife (deceased)
  • Jeffrey D. Johnson (Susan), Son
  • Jill R. Johnson, Daughter
  • Lauren Brill (Downey), Granddaughter
  • Leslie Whiteside (Luke), Daughter
  • Samantha DiMartino, Great Granddaughter
  • Larry Johnson (Jan), Brother
  • Jerry Johnson (Rachel), Brother
  • Carl Johnson (Ahndrea), Brother
  • Cary Johnson (Ailene), Brother
  • Kathryne Bailey (David), Sister
  • Cary D. Johnson, Father (deceased)
  • Jane Johnson, Mother (deceased)
  • Ann Duggan Johnson, Stepmother (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Mountain Creek Baptist Church Mission Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

Memories

Jimmy Dawson Johnson

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Jeater Forrest

August 28, 2019

Dear Family, you have my deepest Sympathy. Jimmy was loved by everyone. He would help you if you needed any help. He helped us with a problem. He will be missed. He loved his Mountain Creek Baptist Church. RIP.

Steve Brinkley

August 28, 2019

Dear Jill & Jeff,

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

I worked a lot with Jimmy early in my career and he was a true mentor to me. He taught me so much and was such a wonderful man. I have so many fond memories of him and will always be so thankful for all I learned from him.

God Bless You!

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