Mr. Joseph E. Johnson, Jr., 76 year old resident of West Point died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Johnson was born, Saturday, April 13, 1935, in Manchester, Tennessee, the son of the late Ruby Stone Johnson and Joseph E. Johnson, Sr. He graduated from West Point High School, the University of Georgia and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, 1954 to 1956. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of West Point. Mr. Johnson retired from Milliken and Company in 1995.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife Helen Johnson and is survived by his step son, Charles J. G. (Rebekah) Crawford of Auburn, Alabama, and 5 grandchildren, Elspeth Crawford, Bryn Crawford, Ian Crawford, Fiona Crawford and James Crawford.

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph E. Johnson, Jr. will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 2:00 PM EDT from the First United Methodist Church of West Point. Reverend Gil McGinnis will officiate. The family will greet friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 306 East 7th Street, West Point, Georgia, 31833.                                   

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2011-04-21 11:21:11Our earliest memories of Joe was when he helped his father operate their Service Station as a teenager on third Ave in West Point.A fine young man who had a great life. We'll miss you Joe. Bill Spier (Friend) wrote at
2011-04-21 21:56:19Joe was a classmate at WPHS, a former neighbor,a proud Marine and a devoted longtime friend in the finest sense of the word. My sympathy, and prayers for God's blessings go to his family. Nancy & Bob Kustermann, Friends & Realtors. wrote at
2011-05-31 16:46:08Strong, tender hearted, warm and wonderful- that was Joe...

My husband and I had the privilege and joy of knowing Joe and his precious wife Helen when we became their Realtors. Joe was a patriotic gentleman and former Marine who loved and served his Country. For that our Nation will be forever grateful.

Joe was also a devoted Husband who adored his Bride Helen and who missed her with all his heart and soul when she passed away.

Joe loved his family and spoke often of his son and grandchildren. They brought him such love and comfort throughout his life and last days.

Forgive us for not being there to honor dear Joe at his Funeral. On the day Joe passed away, we were at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC for my Daddy's Funeral. Hence we did not learn of his death until later.

Our hearts, prayers and deepest sympathy is with all the family...

We hope to talk to Charles Crawford soon...

With love and fond memories,
Nancy & Bob

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