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William H. Johnson, III


Sunrise: June 18, 1942

Sunset: January 20, 2020

William “the Bill” H. Johnson, III was born on June 18, 1942.   He was the son of William H. Johnson, II. (L) and Mammie Johnson (L) and stepson to Etta Johnson.   In his youth, he enjoyed playing the trumpet and learned to play “The Walls of Jericho”.  He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf.  After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School, he joined the Army and was sent to Vietnam.

Upon his return from military service, he married his late wife, Shirley Ann Johnson.  From that union, they had two children, Lynnette Wright (husband Alton) and Tammy Longan (husband William) and two grandchildren, Alton Wright, Jr. and Renetta Wright.   As a young man, Bill worked as a chef.  However, he really enjoyed his work as journeyman carpenter.

Bill was a husband, brother, father, and friend.  He has several siblings, Robert L. Johnson (L), Maurice Johnson (L), Lawrence Johnson (wife Teen), Randal Johnson (wife Sandra), and Linnie Kesselly.  He had close relationship with Linda and her family.  He also had a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Keejafee O Outlaw says

    Praying Gods Strength Upon You Mrs Linda And The Entire Family!! Mr. Bill Was Very Cool And Smooth Fun Dude!! He Will Be Missed!! Keejafee and Malikah❤

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    Diane Outlaw says

    Heartfelt sympathy
    In God’s plan Bill had a double role in the Spencer-Outlaw family’s life-for me he was hero serving our country in conflict
    In my son’s and granddaughters’-lives being a role mode;l to what a relationship with God means, to study hard and a excellent work ethic -being the best at whatever you do.
    Our prayers to the family; he will remain forever in our memories and heart

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