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George Randolph Johnson, 92, of Kinards died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at National Health Care of Clinton.

Born on September 29, 1927 in Newberry County, he was a son of the late James Edward and Eunice Brehmer Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Presbyterian College and attended the University of South Carolina. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War having served with the 180th Regimental Combat Team of the 45th Thunderbird Division. He spent fourteen months in Korea.

Mr. Johnson was a rural letter carrier for the United States Post Office. He received his thirty-five year pin in November 1992. He was a member of the Newberry County, the South Carolina and the National Rural Letter Carrier Associations where he was active for a number of years.

Mr. Johnson was a lifelong member of Little River Dominick Presbyterian Church where he had taught Sunday School for four decades, served as an Elder and was a founder and chairman of the church cemetery trust fund committee.

He was a member of the Copeland-Davidson Post number 56 of the American Legion in Clinton, SC. He held the offices of Adjutant and Chaplain. He holds a life time membership in the DAV. Active in civic and community affairs, he was a member of the Clinton Kiwanis Club, the Bush River Young Farmer's Association, the Newberry County Cattleman's Association, the Newberry County Farm Bureau and the Hopewell Game Association.

He owned and operated a cattle farm in Kinards and was a Certified Tree farmer.

Mr. Johnson was predeceased by all of his siblings, Sheriff Eugene Johnson, Earl Johnson, Ella Mae Werts and Blanche Boyd and nephews, Frank Johnson, Richard Johnson and Paul Boyd. He is survived by a longtime special friend, Mary Sale and nieces and nephews, Peggy W. Barker, Gayle W. Duckett, Bobby Boyd and Kenneth Johnson

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Little River Dominick Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the church. Memorials may be made to the church cemetery trust fund, c/o Gloria Owens, 2566 Sandy Run Creek Road, Kinards, SC 29355.



#8 Dexter 2020-09-19 09:10
Randolph Johnson’s niece Gail Duckett it is a dear friend of Ours I would like to extend our sympathies to her and Mr. Johnson’s family, I know for a fact that Gail adored her uncle and I am sure, heaven is a richer place today. Our prayers are with you lovingly , Thomas and Dexter Bridges,Spartan burg South Carolina
#7 Dirk and Jerry Bron 2020-09-18 20:52
We have known Randolph for 40 years. It was an honor to have known him and we will treasure our memories of Randolph. He was smart, funny and loved his Lord. He was a good, good friend and he will be missed but he is in a perfect place now. Rest in peace good and faithful servant.
#6 Beverly Kyzer 2020-09-18 11:49
A Fine Christian man; a knowledgeable man; a man of valor; a faithful servant to his Lord, Church, and Community; a hard working man; and through his longtime special friend, Mary, Randolph became our friend also, and we thought very highly of him and thank him for bringing so much happiness to Mary's life. Randolph will always be remembered as someone special.
#5 Cindy Pitts 2020-09-18 11:24
I don't think you could find a nicer man. He was a true Southern gentleman and served his community, church and country faithfully. I was honored to have know him and to have attended gatherings with him. I also was so blessed to have his friendship. He will be missed by many but I am sure he is having a big time in heaven catching up with The Sheriff and so many others.
#4 Debbie G Davenport 2020-09-17 08:18
Extending deepest sympathy & lifting your family in prayer as we send you our L❣️VE! Mr. Randolph will be missed @ Little River Dominick Presbyterian, but he will make Heaven a whole lot sweeter...such an AWESOME Christian Gentleman!
#3 Brad Barker 2020-09-16 22:17
I will echo Sheriff Foster. Randolph was a great lifelong friend. If you ever needed advice he would shoot you straight. I was fortunate to have been close to him for years. He will be dearly missed by many. As I say many times, they don’t make these type of friends anymore. I will miss you dearly.
#2 Susan Suber 2020-09-16 17:04
Randolph was our mail carrier for many, many years.
He and my Father always swapped military stories and talk of cattle. He was a caring and kind friend to our entire family. Our condolences to his loved ones. What a life well-lived in service to others.
Susan Suber
Kinards, SC
#1 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-09-16 15:25
What a wonderful man and a wonderful life. I enjoyed seeing him and engaging in conversation and getting great advice. Mr. Randolph was such a nice and gentleman and was always helpful. I do not know of a single person he did not know in the Kinards area of Newberry and Laurens Counties. I always appreciated his service to our country and our community. He certainly was an iconic man and he will be missed. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia