Harry J. Johnson Sr.

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Harry Joseph Johnson Sr., 94, of Sykesville, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Carroll Dove House.

Born Aug. 21, 1918, in Atwood, Kan., he was the son of the late John William and Mary Benning Johnson. He was the husband of Virginia Dare Johnson of Sykesville, to whom he was married for 63 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific theater in Australia, New Guinea, Admiralty Islands and the Philippine Islands under the 8th Calvary. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart and numerous other medals. He was a member and Past Masters in 1991 of Lebanon Lodge #175 in Manchester. He was also a life member of the VFW Moleville Post #467 in Westminster, Belvedere R.A. Chapter # 39, Boumi Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Western Maryland Shrine Club, Carroll Council #7 R.& S.M., Carroll Commandery #17 Knights Templar, Bonnie Blink Daylight Lodge #1, Freedom Masonic Lodge #112 and The Past Master Association of Carroll County.

He worked at Black and Decker Corporation in Hampstead for 30 years retiring in 1981 as a machinist. He was a member of Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law Delbert Johnson and Bonnie; Harry Johnson Jr. and DeAnn; and David Johnson and Thelma; brother Henry Johnson; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by sisters Gladys Haller, Alveda McMurty and brothers Johnnie and Francis Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg where a Masonic Memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m..

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. William Brown officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Carroll Dove House, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.jnzumbrunfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 6, 2013
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