Obituary of Billy Johnson, Sr.
William Swindell “Billy” Johnson, Sr., 72, husband of Ella Lorene Johnson, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at his home.
Born on April 26, 1948, in Charleston, he was a son of the late Ferney Edwin Johnson and the late Ruby Elwood Altman Johnson. Mr. Johnson attended Messiah Baptist Church, served in the South Carolina Army National Guard and retired from International Paper Company after 38 years. After retirement, Mr. Johnson opened Johnson’s Marina and Campground. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and working with his tractor. Mr. Johnson had a passion for old cars, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years; two children, Theresa Johnson Todd (Kevin) of Georgetown and William S. "Bill" Johnson, Jr. of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Ariel Todd Pluhs (Henry), Rebecca Todd, Abigail Todd, Ella Johnson and Ava Kalson all of Georgetown; one great grandchild, Lila Mariella Pluhs; two sisters, Trudy Springs and Debby Reardon (Dr. Terry Reardon) all of Georgetown; three brothers, Jimmy Johnson of NC, Ralph "Dago" Johnson of Georgetown and Ronnie Johnson (Judy) of Georgetown; one brother in law, John Young of NJ; one sister in law, Runell Johnson of Georgetown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Young; one brother, Frankie Johnson; one brother in law, Grover Springs; three nieces, Michelle Johnson McBride, Jessie Johnson Floyd and Stephanie Saxon Brumley; mother in law and step father in law, Mady Lambert Caulder and Julius Harold Caulder; and father in law, Lawrence Johnson.
Services will be private.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.
Online condolences may be left at www.ridgewayfh.com
Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. (843) 485-4242
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