Gene Turner Johnson, Bamberg, SC
Mr. Gene Turner Johnson, 72, died Wednesday, January 1, 2020. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 3:00PM Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Colston Branch Baptist Church 655 Sunday School Road, Bamberg, SC with the Rev. Shawn Hanks officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00PM until the time of service.
Gene was born July 17, 1947 in Bamberg, SC to the late William Elmore Johnson, Sr. and the late Grace Bishop Johnson. Gene retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sargent after 20 years. He retired from Delavan as a supervisor after twelve years. He made and sold all kinds of leather goods all over the United States.
Gene is survived by his wife Sylvia Whirton Johnson, three daughter Karen (David) Merrit of Sandy Run, Samantha (Westley) Driggers of Bamberg, Michelle (Robert) Cox, Sr., of Las Vegas Nevada, grandchildren David Merrit, Jr., Haley (Bryan) Shuler, Steven (Dawn) Driggers, Chelsee (Travis) Loadholt, Robert (Lian) Cox, Jr., Tiffany Cox, eight great grandchildren, a brother William Elmore Johnson, Jr., nephew James (Tammy) Johnson. He was predeceased by a nephew William Elmore Johnson, III.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 8720 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80220 or Colston Branch Baptist Church 655 Sunday School Road, Bamberg, SC 29003
Cooner Funeral Home, LLC (www.coonerfuneralhome.com) 287 McGee St., Bamberg, SC 29003 is assisting the family with arrangements.
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