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John Samuel Johnson Jr.

HONOLULU, HI – John Samuel Johnson Jr., 67, passed on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. Mr. Johnson was a native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He played football for RPI and later joined the Augusta Eagles semi-pro team. During the Cold War era, he was employed as a chemical engineer with Dupont at Savannah River Plant in Aiken, SC. Mr. Johnson also owned and operated Tax Express in Martinez, GA. He was a lifelong bridge player, entrepreneur, and an avid fisherman.

He was the son of the late John Samuel Johnson, Sr. and the late Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, of Plantation, FL. Survivors include his children: Erica Johnson Sanders, Aiken, SC; John S. Johnson III, Honolulu HI; and William Paul Johnson, Greenville, SC, plus seven grandchildren: Alan Sanders, Patrick Sanders, John S. Johnson IV, Emma Johnson, Rhodes Johnson, Rhys Johnson and William Johnson. Other survivors include eight siblings: James (Jimmy) Johnson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Michael Johnson, North Ft. Myers, FL; Sandra (Sandy) Dunmire, North Ft. Myers, FL; Janet Hudak, Williamston, SC; Nancy Skorski, Umatilla, FL; Jeffrey (Jeff) Johnson, North Ft. Myers, FL; Debra (Debbie) Johnson, North Ft. Myers, FL; and Jerry Johnson, North Ft. Myers, FL.

A graveside service will be held in Tallahassee, FL on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Strickland-Ferrell Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held in Honolulu at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Friends of Hanauma Bay (Honolulu, HI).