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Donald Ellis "Pop" Johnson

July 4, 1935 — March 14, 2020

Donald Ellis "Pop" Johnson

Mr. Donald "Pop" Ellis Johnson, age 84 of Triple J Ranch Road, Canon, Ga., passed away early Saturday morning, March 14, 2020 at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born on July 7, 1935 in Birmingham, AL to the late Sam Johnson and Anna Self Johnson. He owned a chain of pizza restaurants called Papa Don's and a repair service. Donald was a member of Nancy Hart Masonic Lodge #690, a member of the Yaarab Shrine Temple and Lake Hartwell Shrine Club. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country in the 82nd Airborne in Korea. While in the Army he was a boxer.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Beck Johnson of the home, sons, Mike Johnson and John Thompson of Canon, Ga., daughter, Becky Partin of Seneca, S.C., brother, Jerry Johnson. Two grandchildren survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Pete, Buddy and Kenny Johnson.

Services celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Two o'clock from the chapel of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors with Masonic Rites . Rev. Cory Pulliam will officiate. Inurnment will be at Memorial Garden of Prayer Mauseleum. The family will greet friends Wednesday from 1-2 just prior to the service. The family will be at the home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Lake Hartwell Shrine Club, 85 Triple J Ranch Road, Canon, ,Ga. 30520

Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell will be serving the family.

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