Earl Johns

 North Augusta, SC – Mr. Dessie Earl Johns, beloved husband of Linda Johns, entered into rest on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at University Hospital.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors this Wednesday, March 6, 2016, at 1:00 PM with Minister Stan Salter and Reverend Wayne Usry officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Johns was native of Augusta and the son of the late Dessie Albert and Lexie Irby Johns. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Air Force where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He had most recently worked for Barnwell County as a Supervisor in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of the Local 150 Pipefitters Union and had also worked as a Pipefitter at SRS. He loved fishing and was of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Crouch.

Survivors in addition to his wife include his children and their spouses, Donna and James Taylor of Hephzibah, Curt and Angie Johns of Wagener, SC, Laura and Neal Reed of Hephzibah, Jamie Johns and Jeremy Johns both of Salley, SC and Kimberly Johns of Pelion, SC; his step-children and their spouses, Jason and Trina Gleaton of Charleston, SC, Lee Weimorts of Williston, SC, Diane and Chris Regal of Gaston, SC Thomas Waters of Colorado Springs, CO and Michelle Baker of Pelion, SC; a brother and his wife, George and Shirley Johns of Lincolnton, GA; nineteen grandchildren; as well as six great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be, Adam Taylor, Neal Reed, Jr., Tyler Wigdon, Chris Regal, and Kenny Kearse.

If desired memorials may be made to friendship United Methodist Church, 3027 Tobacco Road, Augusta, GA 30815.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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