Lawrence Alfred Johnson

10/29/2013 12:59 PM |

Lawrence Alfred Johnson of Calverton died Oct. 20 at his home. He was 75 years old.

He was born Jan. 29, 1938, to Nathan and Virginia (Brown) Johnson and attended Riverhead schools, where he excelled at football, basketball and track. According to family members, Mr. Johnson loved spending time with children, coaching the Lions in the Pop Warner Football League for 14 years and serving as a Boy Scout leader. His love for sports continued into his adult life, as he played on numerous softball teams, usually as a pitcher or first baseman. Family members also said his faith was very important to him, which he demonstrated by singing in the choir at First Baptist Church in Riverhead and by attending morning services for the past six years at Galilee Church of God in Christ in Riverhead.

Mr. Johnson worked at Brookhaven National Lab for 36 years as a custodian, grounds maintenance worker, truck driver and rigger.

Predeceased by his sons Lawrence Tyrone and Steven, Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Jennifer Rollins Johnson; his children Charlene Williams of Powhatan, Va., Darien of Mastic Beach and Jeffrey of Calverton; seven grandchildren; his sister Annie Graves of San Antonio, Texas; his brothers Theodore and William of Riverhead and Fletcher of Amityville; and many other family members. He was also predeceased by his sister Alberta and brothers Thomas, Charles and Sherwood.

Arrangements were handled by Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead. A funeral service was held Oct. 25 at Galilee Church of God in Christ. Interment took place at Old Bethany Cemetery in Mattituck.

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