Richard Miller Johnson

Richard Miller Johnson, formerly of Chester County Retired Air Force MSG Richard Miller Johnson, 78, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville, N.C. MSG Johnson was born on April 11, 1935 in Chester County to the late Harry and Mary Miller Johnson. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as Master Sergeant and received the Airman's Medal for swimming out in the ocean and saving a child during a severe storm. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Santha and his brother, Harry. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley A. Johnson of Fayetteville; son, Paul Johnson of Fayetteville; and many loving relatives from Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Nebraska and Iowa. Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, 4509 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28304. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one's favorite charity in honor of Richard. Arrangements for the family are in the care of LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304. Online condolences may be made at

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Lafayette Funeral Home
6651 Raeford Rd Fayetteville, NC 28304
(910) 867-1500
Published in The Daily Local on May 24, 2013