Gaffney, SC

Thurman Johnson, Sr.

Gaffney, SC — Thurman O’neal Johnson, Sr., 77, of Natures Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Ada, OK, he was the husband of the late Barbara Bramlett Johnson for 45 years and son of the late Levi Johnson, Sr. and Ethel Davis Johnson. He was a retired maintenance mechanic that could fix anything, but his most important job was husband, father and Papa. He selflessly took care of those he loved over himself daily. He enjoyed the small things in life; sitting beside a fire, woodwork, fishing, and driving his grandkids around the neighborhood on the golf cart. He was a member of New Harvest Church of God.Surviving are three sons, Thurman “T.J.” Johnson, Jr. (Deanna), Matthew Johnson (Nicki) and Stephen Johnson, all of Gaffney; a daughter, Lana Whitaker (Ken) of Gaffney; grandchildren, Trysta Johnson, Derek Turner (Michayla), Ashlynn Johnson (Adam), Trevor Johnson, Madisynn Whitaker, Makenna Whitaker, Clarie Johnson, Cara Johnson, Kylar Johnson, Darian Stucker (Cody) and Hunter Morgan; five great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Morgan.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at New Harvest Church of God. Memorial services will follow at 6:00 PM at the Church with Pastor Robert Wells officiating.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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