GREENSBORO Richard Maus Johnson, Sr., died peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Inurnment will follow in the Holy Trinity Columbarium.
Dick was born August 18, 1922 in Charlottesville, Va., son of the late Luther Franklin and Christine Maus Johnson, and spent his early years there. His family moved to Greensboro when he was a junior in high school. He graduated from Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley) in 1939.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and served on active duty in the Pacific theater of operations during World War II. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was sent back to the Navy V-12 program for Officer Training at UNC-CH. He was student company commander while in the V-12 program.
Dick graduated from UNC-CH in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. While at Chapel Hill, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and Order of the Gimghoul. He completed the UNC Executive Program of Professional Business Education in 1965. He was employed by J.P. Stevens & Co. his entire business career. When he retired he was Corporate Manager of synthetic raw material procurement for all the divisions of the company.
Dick was a member of the Greensboro Country Club and The Greensboro Cotillion, and a former member of Greensboro Investors Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the game for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Graves Johnson, of the home; daughter, Susan Johnson Hedgpeth and husband, Joseph C. (Jay) Hedgpeth of Winston-Salem; son, Richard M. Johnson, Jr. and wife, Jane of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Kate Hedgpeth of Boston, Mass.; Richard M. (Beau) Johnson, III and wife, Denise of Wilmington, N.C.; Holly Johnson of Austin, TX; Porter Johnson of Greensboro; one great grandchild, Richard Maus Johnson IV; and brother-in-law John E. (Jack) Seavy of Hopewell, Va., and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Luther Franklin Johnson, Jr., and sister, Nancy Johnson Seavy.
The family would like to acknowledge Liberty Hospice for the care they provided and most especially his hospice nurse, Kelly Kirkpatrick and his caregiver Veronica Clark.
The family will receive friends following the inurnment in the Haywood Duke room at Holy Trinity.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401, Children's Home Society of N.C., P.O. Box 14608, Greensboro, N.C. 27415, or Liberty Hospice, 2563 Eric Lane, Suite F, Burlington, N.C.
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