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James R. ‘Catfish’ Johnson, Sr.

February 6, 1949 - December 1, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: December 4, 2017

James R. ‘Catfish’ Johnson, Sr., 68, of Anderson, SC, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Born on February 6, 1949, he was the son of the late James Earl and Elizabeth Irene Moseley Johnson.  He was a retired electrician and a Vietnam Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Sanders Johnson; sons:  James R. ‘Boomer’ Johnson, Jr. and wife Tammie, Joshua T. Johnson, and Jeremiah A. Johnson, and wife Melissa; mother-in-law Faye Cook; brother, Curtis Rick Johnson; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Catfish’s life will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6pm officiated by Rev. Stan Cole and Dr. Wayne Dickard at Sierra Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held prior to the Celebration from 5pm – 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC, or Sierra Baptist Church, Bus Fund, 2800 Waccamaw Trail, Anderson, SC.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, is assisting the family.