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Erich Johnson, Jr.

January 13, 1934 — April 13, 2017

Erich Harry Johnson, Jr., was born January 13, 1934 and passed away April 13, 2017.  Harry lived his entire life in Folkston, Georgia except while serving in the US Army.  During that time, he traveled to France, Germany, Malta, Jordan, Israel, Egypt and Greece.  He was committed to his community and his Folkston family of friends.  He was proud to say that other than his military service, he never left the block where he was born.  He was a life-time member of the Folkston United Methodist Church.  He shared his faith quietly by his words and generosity to others.  Harry was self-employed his entire working career.  He was co-owner of Johnsons Brothers Hardware with his mother and brother until 1971.  He then became the concessioner at the Suwannee Canal Recreational Area located at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge until his retirement in 1989.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. E.H. Johnson, Sr. and his brother:  G. Norris Johnson.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Anderson Johnson.  He and Doris were happily married for 58 years.  By their words and actions, they taught everyone around them a lot about life, love and the importance of family.  He was devoted to her, their children and grandchildren.  He is also survived by his children, Sophronia (David) Thomas, Erich (Tracy) Johnson and Andy (Tomi) Johnson and his grandchildren, Spencer Thomas, Emily Thomas, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, and Julianna Johnson and several loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 AM at the Folkston United Methodist Church, 106 S. 3rd Street, Folkston, GA with Rev. Jack Varnell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts be made to the Folkston United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.


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