Frank Less Johnson, Jr.
The mold was broken when Frank Less Johnson, Jr. was born to Frank Less Johnson Sr. and Lettie Burrell Johnson Hall on January 6, 1933. He had seven sisters and four brothers and was raised by his mother and Mr. Mannie Hall. Growing up, he attended Fairfield County public schools.
In his youth, he was a member of Morris Creek Baptist Church. Possessing a fierce work ethic, he began his career at Uniroyal Textile Mill before striking out on his own as a self-employed entrepreneur. One such endeavor included the famed OFJ Club.
As a Shriner and Master Mason, he was a member of CC Johnson Consistory No. 136 of the 32nd Degree Masons, Cairo No. 125, and Fidelity Lodge No. 33.
Frank was married to the love of his life, Mrs. Ophelia Thomas Johnson, for 69 years. He was a proud father teaching his children discipline, the importance of hard work, and dedication. He was known widely for his quick wit and sharp tongue. He loved the outdoors and his many projects.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his two sons, Tommy Thomas and Rickey Johnson, and his two daughters, Lily Joanne and Diane Johnson. In addition, he was preceded in death by his parents; his six sisters (Earlene, Mozell, Essie Mae, Edna, Mary, and Martha); and three brothers (James, George and Lonzo).
He is survived by his sons; Floyd, Samuel (Patricia), Calvin, Frank (Felicia), Ferlen (Patricia), Otis (Laura), and Bruce (Carolyn); his daughter-in-law, Jennifer (Rickey); his sister, Velray Davis and brother, Amos Hall; his two sisters-in-laws, Jessie Lee Glover (Willie) and Idena Harwell; his three brothers-in-laws, James (Beatrice) Lovon (Mandena) Thomas, Bill (Christine) Simmons; his sister-in-laws, Denise, Vanessa (Ray), Sadie (Glen Jr.) and Omega (Aubrey) Thomas; her grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Johnson was the proud grandfather of twenty-two grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 pm Sunday August 23, 2020 @ Blackjack Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon to 7 pm Saturday August 22, 2020 @ Russell-McCutchen Funeral Home Chapel, 324 S. Vanderhorst St. Winnsboro SC 29180.
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