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David Wellington Johnson Jr.


1931 - 2013 Obituary Condolences


ENCINITAS, CA - David was born December 17, 1931, Fayetteville, NC to David and Loraine Johnson. He graduated from Hendersonville High School and received his BA from Furman University in 1954. He served as an officer in the US Navy and married Rebecca Montgomery in 1957.

In addition to naval service, David worked at the Hendersonville Tribune, did public relations for Wachovia Bank and taught school in SC, NC and finally in San Diego where he went on to work in admin-istration of elementary and secondary schools, retiring in 1989. Due to his love of travel, David also worked as an agent at Adventures In Travel and enjoyed traveling with his family.

David faithfully attended Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Diego and served as the missions coordinator. He made numerous trips worldwide to encourage missionary families and is known by many, fondly, as "Uncle Dave."

David leaves his wife Becky, his son and wife, Rick and Eunice, his daughter and husband, Sherry and Steve Hougard, three grandchildren, Madison, Nate and Shayne Hougard, his sister Joyce Youngblood of Hendersonville, NC and niece, Kaye Youngblood.

David was the kindest and gentlest man. His selfless service and leadership has impacted the lives of countless individuals.

In lieu of flowers, donat ions can be made in David's honor to: International Action Ministries, 2610 Galveston Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Published in The Times-News from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2013
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