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October 20, 1935 March 7, 2010
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Herbert Edward Johnson, 74, of Dowell, MD passed away on March 7, 2010 at his residence in Dowell, MD.
Herbert Edward Johnson was born on October 20, 1935, at home with the assistance of a "Maid Mother," to his parents Herbert "Pa" Verna Lavenia Foote-Johnson in Lusby, Maryland.
Affectionately known to many as "Bugs Bunny," a nickname given at a very early age by his grandmother from what he remembers.
Bugs attended grade school in Lusby and his 12th grade class was the first to graduate from William Sampson High School in Prince Frederick, Maryland in 1953. Some of his favorite classes included Industrial Arts, French and Geometry, under Mr. Warrick Hill.
Growing up Bugs helped with farming along side his father while going to school. After graduating from high school, he started in the construction field in the Laborers' International Union Local 657, as a laborer.
Bugs enlisted into the U.S. Air Force which gave him the opportunity to travel to Europe and Africa. While stationed at Wheelers Air Force Base, in North Africa he traveled to Paris, France; Pisa, Italy; Athens, Greece; and Amsterdam, Holland. At that time, one dollar would take him to each location. While in the Air Force, he also attended Aircraft Mechanic School for Jet Mechanic and successfully completed "Air Training Command" specializing in "Aircraft Mechanic Jet One Engine Course" at Amarillo Airforce Base in Amarillo, Texas. After serving his country, Bugs returned home to construction work and helping "Pa" with the farming.
Bugs was baptized by Rev. R. L. Ball at St. John M.E. Church, known today as St. John United Methodist Church. Bugs was a part of the United Methodist Men, where he helped at the Parsonage, East-John Youth Center, the Soup Kitchen, Outreach, Witness, and Noonday Prayer.
In 1995, Herbert and Amanda were married and from this union, Bugs acquired eight children: Dinah, Pamela, John, Jeffery, Dennis, Faith, Stefon and Patricia. He had fifteen grandchildren, Tinita, Latrese, Terrell, John III, Vashona, Nicole, LaToya, LaKeshia, Brenna, Megan, Grace, Joy, Jacob, Kenneth and Victoria. He also had fifteen great grandchildren.
Bugs was preceded in death by both parents, daughters: Faith and Pamela, brothers: Amos, Thomas, and Archie; sister, Susie Porch; two uncles, Oliver and Archie Foote.
He leaves to cherish fond memories for his loving wife, Amanda and four sons and two daughters and their spouses, two uncles, Glen (Eliza) and Phillip (Ruth); aunt, Thelma Foote; brother in-laws: Rev. Bernis Dorsey, James Heard and Edward Porch; sister in-laws: Elnora Gethers, Catherine Dorsey, Betty Dorsey, Coreatha Broome, Juanetta Johnson, Shelia Johnson, and Regina Johnson. Bugs had a host of nieces and nephews (41), great-nieces and nephews (48), and great-great nieces and nephews (10); one godson, Gary; one goddaughter, Aysia and two special friends, Peter and Jeremiah; special aunt, Collette;very special niece, Pinky and a host of family & friends far too many to name, but he loved them just the same.


St. John UM Church 1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby, MD 20657 (map/driving directions)


6:00 PM to 8:00PM at St. John UM Church 1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby, MD 20657 on Friday, March 12, 2010 (map/driving directions)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. John UM Church 1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby, MD 20657 on Saturday, March 13, 2010 (map/driving directions)


11:00 AM at St. John UM Church 1475 Sollers Wharf Road Lusby, MD 20657 on Saturday, March 13, 2010 (map/driving directions)


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