Saturday, September 12, 2015

Douglas Johnson Passes Away

    Douglas Arthur Johnson, 76, a thirty-year resident of Davidsonville, MD, passed away at home Sunday, September 6, 2015.
    Born in Denver, CO, on December 6, 1938, to the late Arthur and Mary Jean Johnson, Douglas attended Colorado State and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. He would go on to serve in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years flying combat missions during the Vietnam War where he earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses.
    Upon his retirement as a LTC, Douglas went on to a career as a systems engineer in the defense industry. A lifelong member of OPC and PCA churches, Douglas served as a Deacon and an Elder as well as Missions Chairperson. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed creative writing and bird watching.
    Douglas was predeceased by his sister, Ramona Parker. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of 54 years; a son, Douglas of Oswego, IL; three daughters, Deborah Lamb of Fleming Island, FL, Sharon Willet of Lawrenceville, GA and Julie Thurston of Kaneohe, HI; three sisters, Gail DeGraff of W. Des Moines, IA, Judy Eden of Woden, IA, and Laurel DeBert of Fayette, GA; brother, Calvert Johnson of Atlanta, GA; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    The family will welcome visitors to their home in Davidsonville after 1 PM on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Interment is private at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Donations may be made to Mission to the World, P.O. Box 2589, Suwanee, GA 30024 and the, 1041 MD Rt. 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054. On line-guest book is available at

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