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SSG (Ret.) Joseph Howard Johnson, III, 69, of Columbus, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. A graveside service with Full Military Honors will be 2:00 pm, Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning.
Mr. Johnson was born October 5, 1948 in Chicago, IL. He was a 1968 graduate of Bloom High School in Chicago and attended Prairie State College before joining the Army in 1970. He retired as a Staff Sergeant at Ft. Benning in 1991 after 20 years of service. He was a recipient of the Parachutist Badge, German Army Parachutist Badge in Bronze, National Defense Service Medal, Air Assault Badge and many others. He was a member of the 2/29th Infantry Regiment. After his retirement, he was an assistant manager for Burger King (AAFES) in Heidelberg, Germany. While in Germany, he became the manager of the AAFES Installation. During that service he received the Humanitarian Service Award and AAFES Commander’s Excellence Award. Since that time Mr. Johnson had held many positions with Ft. Benning and in Civil Service. Mr. Johnson enjoyed traveling, washing his cars, watching movies and spending time with his friends.
He is survived by his close friends and those he call family.
Services are being handled by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia, 31909, 706-577-0055. Condolences may be offered at www.georgiacremation.com.
W. "Pete" Peterson says
Joe, you are one of a kind.
Always full of positive energy and a reassuring word.
You are truly missed. God bless.
Jason Johnson says
I knew joseph i did some painting for him at his house i kew him down at the shop i called him bigg Joe he will be missed rest with God my friend we all love you bigg joe
Michelle Young says
You missed immensely and I can’t believe you’re gone. You’re the epitome of a great friend. You’re in a better place. I miss you and will love you always. You’ll always be in my heart 💜💜💜
Rev. Gilbert Lynch says
To the family of Joseph you all have my condolence and prays that God with comfort you doing this sad time; but just remember that God love him more. Let me leave this with you; Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believed in God, believe also in me.” May the Lord bless you all and be with you all. Rev. Gilbert Lynch
Team at IHS Computers Inc. says
To the family of Joseph, you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Joe was a customer, an AWESOME customer, of ours here at IHS Computers. We fondly remember Joe coming in showing off new tech devices and computers he came across. He was always very nice and inspired us with his kind demeanor. Joe will be missed. Wow, we have lost a good man.
The greatest Gentleman I had ever met. You will be always remembered by our family and die Deutsche Frau. Rest in peace. Bis später, Joe.
Sorry for your loss. I will pray for all that he held dear.
Rita Mckay says
Joe was one of the sweetest kindest man I ever meet he will be truly missed he will be forever in my heart and thoughts rest in heaven.
Daniel Coates says
Sorry for your loss Joe Was a good guy and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it .
Rest In Peace Joe