Herbert Lee Johnson was born July 22, 1949, in Sumter County to the late James Johnson and Ethel Boston Johnson. On Thursday, March 1, 2018, God saw fit that his work on Earth was done, and he could take his heavenly rest.

Herbert graduated in the 1967 Class of Manchester High School in Pinewood. He received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Allen University in Columbia. He served his country proudly in the United States Army (Vietnam). He also worked as an assistant foreman for Sumter Wood Preserving Co. in Sumter for many years.

Herbert's accolades from the United States Army include The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Services Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, The Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Army Commendation Medal.

Herbert leaves to cherish his memory four nieces: Viola Johnson Cryiaque, Sandra Fulwood Graham, Latanya Johnson Holmes and Shonda Fulwood Johnson; one nephew, Harry Lee Fulwood Jr.; three grand-nieces, Mikayla Johnson, Madison Nelson and Shoncir Graham; two grandnephews, Marcus Johnson and Eric Graham II; a good friend, Paul Parks; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James "Jimmy" Johnson, and his sister, Sadie Johnson Fulwood.

Funeral services will be held at noon at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with Minister Sandra Fulwood Graham officiating.

Interment will follow in Florence National Cemetery in Florence.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorials may be sent to the family at: jobsmortuary@sc.rr.com or visit us on the web at: www.jobsmortuary.net.