Amos Roosevelt Johnson Sr., 91, a life long resident of the Annapolis area, died January 11 after a brief illness. Born July 25, 1921 to the late Mary C. Adams Johnson and Clarence Johnson, Amos attended school in Anne Arundel County. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant March 1946 after serving in World War II in France, Italy and Germany. He spent most of his service on international shores receiving the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon. Upon his discharge, he returned to employment with the U.S. Naval Academy from which he retired. Amos was a life member of the Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Amos was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Johnson; five children, Linda R. Thompson (John), Joanne Johnson-Shaw,Amos R. Johnson, Jr. (Greta), Wayne J. Johnson Sr., and Barbara J. Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Laura Herold. Alverta Johnson, eleven grandchildren, John Thompson (Lia), Nikki Godbold (Everett), Crystal Thompson (Antonio), Amos Johnson, III (Tanika), Bryan Johnson, Stacey Shaw, Oliver Shaw (Shamia), Aisha Johnson, Shannon Kelley (James), Wayne Johnson, Jr., LaTeasha Johnson; 22 great-grandchildren;three aunts, Thelma Cornish, Esther Hawkins, and Beulah Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held, Friday, January 18, at Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church at 657 Broadneck Rd. 9 a.m. open for public viewing, 10 a.m. family wake, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. The repast follows the service. Internment will be held 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, January 22 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. Professional services entrusted to William Reese and Sons Mortuary.
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Published in The Capital on Jan. 17, 2013
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