William Thorpe "Bill" Johnson

  • Born: November 12, 1938
  • Died: January 10, 2021
  • Location: Goose Creek, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Bill by adding your memories and photos.

William Thorpe (Bill) Johnson, 82, of Goose Creek, SC, went home to be with our Lord on January 10, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Due to COVID 19, William's life will be celebrated at a later time this year. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

William was born November 12, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA, to the late John and Edith Johnson. He enlisted in the US Navy on January 16, 1956.

He was married for 62 years to Maria Dellaporta Johnson. Petty Officer Johnson retired from the US Navy in 1975 after 20 years of service. He was the former owner of Elite Party Rentals.

Surviving are his wife, Maria Johnson; three sons: William Paul Johnson (Dee), Gary Michael Johnson (Teresa) and Mark Robert Johnson (Kathy); and daughter, Colleen Maria Turner (Dale). Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. His sister, Marianne Johnson is also a survivor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in William's memory.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My fondest childhood memories were our many visits to see our grandparents. Spending that Christmas there when Rudolph left his print on grans counter to the 4th of July pool parties when pop pop would tell us to keep some water in the pool. Then as I got older working with pop pop during the last years of elite party rentals. I still remember how calculated all of his moves were which is why he always had the highest tetris score. We love and miss you pop pop and you'll always remain in our hearts and thoughts

Posted by William and Mercy Johnson - Moncks Corner, SC - Grandchild   January 16, 2021

I will miss Mr. Johnson coming to the commissary. I have enjoyed him.
My memory of him in my earliest years was first the father of friends of mine that are all of his children. His son Billy was my very good friend through high school. I was at their home often and liked Mr. Johnson's triumph he bought just after they moved from Men Riv. I always wished to own a sports car like that.
My condolences, prayers and love to all of you. I have always admired your family. We will all miss your father.
God Bless.

Posted by Kevin Crenshaw - Goose Creek, SC - Family Friend   January 16, 2021

Maria and Family:
I am so sorry to read of Bill's passing. I have no words to even begin to express my sorrow at your great loss. I know you shared 62 years of marriage and that is a wonderful love story along with your four great children and lots of grands. It is never easy to lose a family member and spouses are special for all the things in life shared through all the years. Just know I have all your special family in my thoughts and prayers and may God give you peace in the days ahead. Love you my sweet friend.
Kathy Cox

Posted by Kathryn Cox - Charleston, SC - friend   January 15, 2021

You will forever be missed

Posted by Kyle Johnson - Goose Creek, SC - Grandchild   January 14, 2021

To the Johnson family, so sorry that you lost the rock and glue of your family. I first met Bill when we worked at Charles Towne Square. Always smiling, standing tall and reserve.
Know that Earth have no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. He will be truly missed. He will forever be in your heart as a bright light.

Katina Spann

Posted by Katina Spann    January 14, 2021

I always enjoyed seeing him and talking to him. He was a great man and will truly be missed.

Posted by Ferris Jennings - Goose Creek, SC - Family Friend   January 13, 2021

So sorry to hear of Pops passing. Going to miss our bantering conversations at the garage! Prayers for all of the family during this time.

Posted by Richard Hahn - Moncks Corner, SC - Family Friend   January 13, 2021

Maria and family, you have our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Bill. Many pleasant memories. Dawn & Bob

Posted by Robert McNeish - Summerville, SC - Friend   January 13, 2021

Miss you pops hope you are finally relaxing. I love and miss you already. See you when I get there!

Posted by Alan Johnson - Goose creek, SC - Grandchild   January 13, 2021

Please accept our condolences. With blessings, love, and prayer. The Betsill Restrepo family.

Posted by Daniel Restrepo - Chicago, IL - Family Friend   January 12, 2021

To the Johnson family. We send our condolences to you. Are thought and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Robin & Rick Butler - Goose Creek, SC - Family Friend   January 12, 2021

Rest in peace pop love you

Posted by Ernesr Williams - Goosecreek, SC - Family   January 12, 2021

We're so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Dan & Sylvia Moats - Hanahan, SC - Family Friend   January 12, 2021

We were saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a true patriot and served his country well. Bill and Marie were one of the first familys we met when we first arrived in Charleston. Our kids grew up with their kids, and we all enjoyed the many celebrations over the years.
He will be sadly missed by many, we are sure. May he rest in peace in God's grace and blessing,

Posted by Dwynne & Rita Ashline    January 12, 2021

To the Johnson family. we want to send our condolences to you. Dad was an amazing man we had the pleasure to know, his witty humor and warm caring. He will be missed dearly by all whom had the chance to know him. He and Trish are watching over every one. We love you all.

Posted by Angelique steinard - pine bush, NY - Family   January 12, 2021

Save me a spot up there Pop pop..See you later. I love you!!

Posted by Chris Johnson - Summerville, SC - Grandchild   January 12, 2021

Although this cancer took you from us too soon you brought all of us closer together to help as a family. We will love and miss you so much.

Posted by Bill Johnson - Goose Creek, SC - Family   January 12, 2021

We are sad to hear of the loss of Mr.Bill we are thinking of your family at this time . He may now Rest In Peace.

Posted by David & Vicky Slagle Jr. - North Charleston, SC - Family Friend   January 11, 2021


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