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General Lee Johnson Obituary


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“Our most sincere thoughts and prayers of sympathy are with you during your time of loss. May God bless and keep you. Humbly Sumitted, Jimmy...Read More »
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“Thank you, God, for your protecting love. Make us able to face those times we must suffer. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kimberly Joanne Jones - New York, NY

“We all will be missing a good friend and classmate , Class of 65. Our prayers are with his family for has GOD has already rested his soul. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Golden Byrd Liles - Hartsville, SC

“My love and condolences go out to the Johnson family. I had a chance to talk with my "Dad" when I was there in September and we hashed out some...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Darryl Dixon - Tacoma, WA

“To the Johnson family, sorry to hear about your love one. Buck was a classmate and a very pleasant person. My prayers are with your family. A member...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Brisbon - Hartsville, SC

“I'm sorry to hear of the loss of my relative and friend, may God wrap his loving arms around our family. Willie Muldrow ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Willie J Muldrow - Darlington, SC


Obituary "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:6-7 On Friday, April 8, 2011, General Lee "Buck" Johnson departed this earth to join the Almighty. General Lee "Buck" Johnson was born December 9, 1946 in Hartsville, South Carolina. He was the son of Johnny Johnson and Hallie Blakney. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County, South Carolina. He was a graduate of the Butler High School Class of 1965. While there, he was a member of the Butler High School Basketball Team. "Buck," as he was affectionately known to many, joined the United States Army soon after graduating. He served during the Vietnam War. He served his country honorably. While in the service, "Buck" received many commendations. He received the Purple Heart, the Republic Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and Sharpshooter. "Buck" was a hard-working man. He believed in working for what he wanted. He held jobs at Bojangles and Amspak. He also loved to fish and sing gospel. He was a member of the Johnson Brothers singing group. "Buck" loved the Lord. It was his love for God that led him to become a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his son, Martinez Dixon; his sister, Johnnie Mae Ketter; and three brothers, Ernest Lee Johnson, East McLeod, and Willie B Johnson Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of General Lee "Buck" Johnson are his five sons, Mitchell (Anna) Johnson, Jamaal Huggins, Andre Huggins, Dejon Owens all of Hartsville, SC, and Darryl Dixon of Tacoma, WA; three daughters, Sherry (Rod) Hickman, Genell Johnson, and Taylor Johnson all of Hartsville, SC; five brothers, Billy (Lillie Marie) Johnson, Hercules (Clara) Johnson, Johnny Johnson, Jr., Wendell (Denise) Johnson, and James (Margaret) Johnson all of Hartsville, SC; five sisters, Margie Smith, Mattie Stevenson, Sylvia (JD) Johnson, Yvonne Johnson, and Dorothy Johnson all of Hartsville, SC; a special aunt, Manzie Wheeler; a special niece, Jennifer Johnson; two special cousins, Barbara Brown and Barbara Curry, 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and very dear friends.

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