WINNSBORO — Funeral services for Oscar C. Johnson, Jr., age 73, of Winnsboro will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Washington Street Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Atkerson with burial at Fairfield Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Pope Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson left this earth to be with the Lord on October 1, 2013. Oscar was born May 24, 1940 in Union County to the late NathaLee F. Johnson and Oscar C. Johnson Sr. He was reared by his mother and also his grandparents, the late Bert M. and Venette T. Farner.
Mr. Johnson graduated from Union High School in 1959 where he served as Student Body President and band leader. He began working at A&P before graduation. He was the youngest man in store history to become store manager. He was a life member of Winnsboro Masonic Lodge #11. Out of all of his accomplishments, too many to recognize, his personal greatest was becoming a Christian and surrendering his life to Jesus Christ. Mr. Johnson was a member of Washington Street Baptist Church where he was a servant to the Lord. Seven members stepped in to take his positions when he became ill.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 52 years, Linda T. Johnson; three daughters, Julie Branham (Bryan) of Blythewood, Jennifer Palmer (Gen) of Ridgeway, and Jill Berry of Lexington; five grandsons, Craig, Brandon, Gen, Jarrett, and Caleb; three granddaughters, McCaela, Jillian, and Jenna; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Lou Davis (Eddie Wayne) of Union.
Mr. Johnson is preceded in death by a sister, Emily Johnson.
Memorials may be made to Washington Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 401 N. Vanderhorst St. Winnsboro, SC 29180.
Pope Funeral Home is serving the Johnson family.
Online condolences may be sent to the Johnson family at www.popefuneralhomesc.com.