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Willie J Johnson
Jan 21, 1947 to Dec 22, 2016


Willie J. Johnson, 69, husband of Wilhelmenia Olden Johnson, departed his life on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at the V A Dorn Hospital, Columbia. Born January 21, 1947, in Sumter County, he was the son of Rosa Lee Singleton of Brooklyn, N. Y. and was raised by the late Prince and Norma Climes Johnson. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Ebenezer High School, Class of 1966. He enlisted in the United States Army on October 8, 1966, where he served his country in the Vietnam War and in the National Guard for 12 years. He also worked as a civil service at Shaw AFB for many years and was self employed as a plumber. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife Wilhelmenia Olden Johnson; two daughters, Wilma (Charles) Boone of Columbia, Wanda Johnson of Wedgefield; two sons, James Bernard Johnson and Willie Olden Johnson, both of Wedgefield; three brothers, Richard (Ruth) Brown of Sumter, William (Eliza) Singleton of Vineard, NJ, Alvia Singleton of Brooklyn, NY; five grandsons; two great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 30, 2016, 2:30 p. m., from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with Minister Jake Sanders III, officiating, eulogist. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 535 Duffie Drive, Wedgefield. The Procession will leave from the home at 2:00 p. m. Burial will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia.
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