Lawrence Hill Johnson, 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, at his home in Henderson.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Shane Connor officiating.
Burial was in Chester County Memory Gardens.
The family received friends at Crook Ave Chapel on Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
He was born in Henderson on Nov. 19, 1942, seventh child of the late William Everette and Margie Mae Hill Johnson. He attended Harmony School in the Harmony community, and as a young man, he learned to work hard on his family farm.
He began his career at Brown Shoe Company in Selmer. In 1972, he started his long term employment with Midwest Farms, as a route salesperson, which was later acquired by Dean Foods and then becoming Turner Dairy where he eventually retired.
In 1965, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Jane Carpenter.
Later in life, he had his second marriage to Marcia Ross. He was a faithful member of Sanford Hill Baptist Church.
His interests included watching NASCAR races, auto detailing and gathering with family and friends to laugh and share stories. He was a good father and loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a strong, proud and courteous man. A good friend to all, he was a man who would give his shirt for a friend. He is loved and will be missed by many.
He is survived by his children, Gregory (Lisa) Johnson of Chapin, S.C., and Sonya Mewborn of Henderson; grandchildren, Payton and Grayson Johnson of Chapin, S.C., and Tyler Mewborn and Devin Black of Henderson; great-grandchildren, Rylynn and Lorelai Black of Henderson; sisters, Ann Hysmith and Carolyn Henry of Henderson; brother, James Johnson of Henderson; and beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Carolyn Jane Johnson and Marcia Johnson; a granddaughter Kayla Lynn Johnson; one brother, JR Johnson; and two sisters, Willie Mae Ross and Nell Vires.