He was born on August 14, 1935 in Bainbridge, GA to his parents Archie and Mary Nix Johnson. After High School, he joined the US Navy and served for four years. He met Loretha Collins at a county fair in Cairo, GA. They married on May 29, 1960 and then moved to Quincy, FL where Sidney was a Police officer for the city. In 1993, he retired after 32 years of police work and being known as “Siren Sid” to many folks in Quincy.
He was passionate about fishing with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren and sitting around with his four legged babies. He was a generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it.
Mr. Sidney is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Kevin Rogers of Bascom, FL; his son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Nina Johnson of La Vernia, TX; His grandchildren Aaron, Mary Grace and Claire Rogers and Justin, Eric and Olivia Johnson; his sisters, Carolyn Mills, Marilyn Revell, Maxine Johnson and Charlene Spears (John); his brothers Billy Johnson (Gay) and Michael Johnson; and his special nephew Taylor Chambers; and many other dear nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents Archie and Mary Nix Johnson; his wife Loretha Collins Johnson; his three little brothers Kenneth and Benny Johnson and “Baby Brother”; and his beloved dog Snoopy.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Washington Street Church of Christ in Quincy, FL from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Mr. Sidney Johnson. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Big Bend Hospice Center of Tallahassee, FL or your charity of choice.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677.
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