Burley W Johnson

October 5, 1936November 30, 2019

COLUMBIA – Burley W. Johnson, Jr., age 83, passed away at home on November 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Virginia Wingard Memorial UMC, 1500 Broad River Road, Columbia. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Born in Cayce, SC, he was a son of Burley Wilson Johnson and Ethel Lawter Johnson. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with an engineering degree and retired from North American Phillips. Mr. Johnson served in the US Navy for 4 years. He was an active member of Virginia Wingard Memorial UMC where he was an usher, Sunday School teacher, and church treasurer. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he enjoyed camping, water and snow skiing, motorcycle riding, and paddle boarding.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Nancy Lamphere Johnson; his children, Mark E. Johnson of Simpsonville, SC, Kenneth Wade Johnson (Cindy) of Pelion, SC, and Diane Scully (Mark) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and grandchildren, Ashtyn Scully, Jarryd Scully, both of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Jessica Johnson of Pelion, SC. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters and brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Virginia Wingard Memorial UMC. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


  • Funeral Services Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019


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Bob Holmes

December 6, 2019

I appreciated Burley Johnson's commitment to the Pine Valley/Kingswood Neighborhood Association. He was a longtime member and once served on the Executive Committee. He was a great neighbor and good citizen. He will be missed.

Bob Holmes
Pine Valley/Kingswood Neighborhood Association

Debra Mobley

December 2, 2019

Dear Johnson Family,

So very sorry to hear the news of your loved one passing, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, may the Good Lord be your strength during this time.

Love ,
Debra Mobley

Bill Wellborn

December 1, 2019

Remember him as B W. Sympathy for his family.
Bill Wellborn, BCHS 1955