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Richard "Dick" JohnsonRichard Edwin âDickâ Johnson, 87, of Lynn, was born to life on earth on November 25, 1926, and began his eternal life with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
He was a US Army veteran and later worked at Miller Brothers Hardware. He served 16 years in law enforcement, including two terms as Randolph County Sheriff.
Dick was a long-time member of the Lynn Lions Club as well as the American Legion. He sang for 25 years in the Barber Shop Chorus in Union City. He was a member of the Civil War Round Table, where he frequently gave historical talks.
In his retirement, he served as a docent at the Levi Coffin House and museum in Fountain City. Dick served several terms on the Lynn Town Board.
Dick was a birthright Quaker and was active in the Lynn Friends Church his entire life. He was clerk of the monthly meeting for 25 years, led congregational singing and went on a mission trip. Dick was known for his love of his faith, his family, his friends, gardening, bicycling, politics, woodworking and vacationing in Florida.
Dick will be missed by his daughters, Suzanne (Johnson) Hays and Jennifer (Johnson) Battista; son, Joe Dale Johnson; five grandchildren, Autumn (Hays) Krepop, Kyle Hays, Berkley LaPorte, Willow Battista and Grady Battista; one great-grandchild, Brody Hays.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Edith (Clements) Johnson; 1st wife, of 36 years, Arlene (Ozbun) Johnson; 2nd wife, of 21 years, Arlene (Snyder) Johnson; brothers, Dudley and Anthony Johnson.
Pastor Keith Vincent will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6, in the Lynn Friends Church. Interment with fraternal law enforcement honors will be in Spartanburg Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. â 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Levi Coffin House Association.
So sorry for your loss. Dick knew my Dad and my Mom.
Thought highly of him. The family is in my prayers
Marie Barker (Homer Allen's Daughter) Jun 6 2014 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of his passing, he was such a sweet and good man.
Always enjoyed seeing him riding around town and talking to him.
My Dad and Mom thought alot of him also.
Rachelle & James
Rachelle (Price) Magee Jun 5 2014 12:00 AM
GARDEN PATH was sent by Bill Geiger.
Jennifer, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. With Love, Bill & Jane
William Geiger Jun 5 2014 12:00 AM
I'm so sad to hear of your loss, but also glad to know we'll be spending eternity together. We always got excited whenever we were going to Uncle Dick's and Aunt Arlene's. The trips to the farm were always great adventures. I know how hard it is to lose your Father, but know he will be missed and fondly remembered by many.
Greg Bybee Jun 5 2014 12:00 AM
AZALEA PLANT was sent by Greg Bybee and Family.
Gregory Bybee Jun 5 2014 12:00 AM
Dick is and was a true man of God he will be missed here in Lynn
Dick is relation to my wife, she is Bob Johnson's oldest girl Saundra
God Bless the family in this time of lose.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Barnard Jun 4 2014 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
RuthAnn Decker and family Jun 4 2014 12:00 AM
Dick was one of finest men I ever met, True American, Honest, Loyal, Greatest Sherriff Randolph County Ever Had, Sadden Hearts And Prayers To The Johnson Family.
Bobby And Connie Bailey Jun 4 2014 12:00 AM
We are so saddened to hear about our friend's passing. Suzanne worked with Dick for many many years. He is so special. Bless each of his family. God be with you all.
Tom and Suzanne Peach, Largo, FL Jun 4 2014 12:00 AM
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