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Jack Stephens Johnson

Published 1:02pm Saturday, December 14, 2013

U.S. Army World War II veteran Jack Stephens Johnson, beloved husband, “Pop,” “Big Pop,” Uncle Jack and “Mayor of Santuck,” a native and lifelong resident of the Santuck went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 90.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until noon Dec. 14 at Gassett Funeral Home. Graveside services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Santuck Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Gore and the Rev. John MacLaren officiating.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife and caregiver of 30 years, Eunice Johnson, son, Rick (Sherri) Thompson; nephews, Frank (Janette) Johnson and Jerry Lanier; a host of loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Brantley Johnson; brothers, Austin Johnson and Henry Johnson; and sister, Pauline Owens.

Pallbearers will be members of the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Baptist Church or to one’s favorite charity.

Mr. Johnson retired after 32 years of service as Deputy U.S. Marshall.

In retirement he enjoyed farming and compassionately serving his hometown in many venues to include president of the Santuck Community Center and Flea Market for over 20 years.

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