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“Ray was quite a gentleman and shared in the conversations during meals at the round table where he always sat in the Frederick dining room at Bishop...Read More »
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“Anne, I am so sorry for your loss of Ray. He was such a wonderful man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Lassie Locklair - Johns Island, SC

“Dear AnneI'm so very sorry to hear about Ray. I've recently moved back to Charleston. Please call me at 843-202-0195 as I would love to chat with you...Read More »
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“Ray was a wonderful neighbor when he and Anne lived across the street from us in Country Club II. I will always remember Ray as a happy man who...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Butler - Charleston, SC

“Ray was a wonderful man and neighbor! Our family vacationed with the Johnson family after they left Waynesboro. So many funny stories of Ray,...Read More »
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“We in the Baker School of Business at The Citadel send our sincerest condolences to Ray's family and friends. Ray was a great supporter of the...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Weeks - Charleston, SC

“With sadness I read of the Passing of Ray Johnson. He was a longtime friend, as was his dear wife Ann. Ray will be missed. Peace to all.Buddy...Read More »
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“I will always miss Ray's warmth and love. I will always remember his never ending awareness and protection he gave Anne. He was always caring for...Read More »
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Raymond G. Johnson, Jr. joined the angels, his parents (Raymond G. Johnson Sr. and Mary Huggins Johnson), and his sister (Melvina Johnson Bruce ) in heaven on March 20th, 2020 after a full and joyful 87 years of life. His services will be private.

Ray was a proud graduate of The Citadel, where he was the Regimental Commander of Cadets. He proposed to his bride, Anne Boroughs Johnson, on his graduation day - the same day he was offered a job with DuPont; resulting in one of the best days of his life, he always said. After graduation and prior to his work at DuPont, Ray served in the United States Army as a Captain in Taiwan. Ray and Anne later had three children who they spoiled with love; celebrating each of their graduations, weddings, and the births of grandchildren. They spent their golden years dancing, golfing, traveling the world, mentoring young people, and hosting loved ones at their homes.

Ray retired from DuPont Company in 1993 as Vice President of Manufacturing for the fibers business in perfect time to join his six grandchildren (and later 3 great-grandchildren) in play and fun, which seemed to be his rightful place. He filled their and the rest of his family's lives with wild stories (flying off barn roofs, inventing things, amateur sailing, etc), exciting adventures (treasure hunts, fishing bets, toy parades, crabbing, etc.), silly jokes, career advice, celebrations, encouragement, and repeated laughs that made bellies ache.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Johnson; daughter, Julie Ferry and her husband, David; son, Raymond G. Johnson III and his wife Carol; daughter, Amy Miller and her husband, Tom; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Ray will be remembered for a million different reasons, but especially for the light he was in the world, his brilliant sense of humor (and resulting chuckle), and the way he made people feel.