A native of Columbia, Steve was born on June 27, 1945, at Kings Daughters Hospital. He was the son of the late Mark May and Annice Prim Brown Johnson. He retired from the Navy after 22 years as a boatswain's mate BM-1. He spent half his life on a boat serving his country, which he loved so much. He enjoyed working on and tinkering with weedeaters, lawn mowers, and tractors. Steve especially loved his dogs Lodi, Bo, Casper, and Derryberry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Mark Johnson and Louis Johnson, and sister, Dolly Johnson.
In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by Jon (Mary) Gerard of Iowa, Teri Gerard and Misty Henderson, both of Lewisburg, Diana Johnson of Columbia; brother, Perry (Theresa) Johnson of Santa Fe; three sisters, Frances Newton of Minor Hill, Elaine (Kenny) Walters of Santa Fe, and Ann (Danny) England of Dickson; and sister-in-law, Denise Johnson of the Wheel Community. Steve is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family asks that memorials be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project: 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203.
Private family and graveside services will be held at Harvey Cemetery at a later date. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family and in charge of arrangements.
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