August 29, 2013
Harold (Hal) Augustus Johnson, Jr., age 90, passed away August 26, 2013.
He has been a resident of Farragut, TN, for the past 13 years, and a member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Hal was born in Port Washington, Long Island, New York, to the late Harold A. and Ruth Johnson. He attended high school in Port Washington, where he set a long-standing record for the high jump. He attended Brown University before enlisting in the Army 8th Air Force during WWII, and then graduated from Yale University class 1945W after his return. Hal married the former Dorothy Frances Lunde in 1944. During WWII, Hal was a first lieutenant and a First Pilot, flying a Fortress B17 Bomber out of England, and earning the Air Medal and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters in the European Middle Eastern Campaign as a member of the 388th Bomb Group, Squadron 563. After graduating Yale, he became a marketing director for the Milliken Company where he worked for 39 years, living in New York, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Georgia, until his retirement in 1984.
He is survived by loving wife of 69 years, Dorothy; his son, Hal Johnson III and wife Barbara of Seattle and Dallas; son, Peter L. Johnson and wife Kim of Annapolis; daughter, Linda Weber and husband Chris of St. Helena, CA; daughter, Barbara Bose and husband Dr. James Kent of Leesburg, VA; daughter, Dr. Annie Gray and husband Trent Eades of Farragut; eleven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 3 p.m. Full military honors will be conferred by the East Tennessee Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Johnson family.