Mr. C. Wade "Paw" Johnson
December 6, 1942 - July 18, 2018
Mr. Carl Wade "Paw" Johnson (75) of North Augusta, SC, entered into rest at home surrounded by his family on July 18, 2018. Memorial services will be conducted at 5:30 on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at North Augusta Southern Methodist Church. Rev. Wayne Turpin will be officiating. There will be one hour of visitation held before the service.
Wade was a wonderful husband to Jearrie, his wife of 56 years, and the proud father of three daughters, grandfather of six children, and great grandfather of three more. All of whom lovingly called him Paw. Originally from Knoxville TN, he moved to the area 55 years ago to manage Munford Do-It-Yourself (later changed to Munford Home Center). Fourteen years later he bought the company and went on to open several U-Finish-It Furniture stores. Often called Mr. Munford, Wade was hardworking and best known to his friends and customers for his honesty, integrity, and dependability. He was a good friend who was always willing to help anyone in need and never expected anything in return.
Paw was very active and was always busy doing something. He enjoyed “piddling” around outside, growing vegetables in his garden, keeping bees, making pancakes and bacon for his grandkids, helping “old” people, making things out of wood, and “propping up” and watching westerns. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Rhonda V. Johnson. Survivors include his wife Jearrie Johnson; daughters Carlene (Dondi) Hydrick, Pine Mountain, GA and Heather (Shojiro) Satoh, Tokyo Japan; honorary daughters Charlotte and Mia Charfen, Hawaii; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Jon) Almasy, Samantha (Dixie) Hydrick, Toby Hydrick, Jay Hydrick, Nana Satoh, and Jun Satoh; great grandchildren, Alex, Ayden, and Andy Almasy; sister, Wanda (Glen) Fain.
Arlington Burial and Cremation are in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com
My uncle the funny guy. Always had a joke or story that would put a smile on your face. He will be missed all that he came in contact with. Prayers and thought go out to the family in their time of need.Gary Fain - July 24 at 9:52 AM
I remember Rhonda and I snuck off and got her driver's license without telling anyone... The first thing she HAD to do was "show Paw"... I think he was as excited as she was... And so proud of her.,..it was just one of those moments when you could see the love and pride on their faces??Wendy Galloway - July 23 at 2:42 PM
What a great man. He will be missed by all who knew him. I am a better man because of him. You are all in my prayers.William Evans - July 23 at 10:54 AM
God bless you. He will soon being. Praying ?? ...Carilee Cooper - July 23 at 9:45 AM
OMGOSH! What does one say about a man as legendary as your Dad Carlene...So many wonderful memories...I remember once when you and I were at the original Munford Home Center with Alex(who was just beginning to walk. She was running and fell...face planted on the floor and hit her lip...she started crying of course and before i could get to her , your dad scooped her up (wouldn't let me touch her :) lol ) and just made the biggest fuss over her and stood there commiserating with Alex until she felt better and stopped crying :) ) Jearie and Heather and everyone...my thoughts and prayers are indeed with you all. No words can express the sadness I'm feeling right now nor can they come close to comforting you right now. But I Love you all and I'd Love to give you all a big hug right now.....Jeanne Miesel Carver - July 23 at 9:20 AM
Wade was a man who you could count on, his word was as good as gold. He dearly loved his family, friends, and all people. Gail and I and many more will miss him. He would do anything to help all he came in contact with who needed help. Children loved him because they could see the love he had for them. His church will miss him dearly, he was the man you new you could count on for anything that needed to by done. His treasurers in Heaven are awaiting him. Rhonda is smiling, to see Daddy again.Herb Womble - July 22 at 8:30 PM
Wanda, Jearrie and family we are sorry to hear about Wade. Wade was a good person and had a great sense of humor. I'll always remember the times growing up and the fun times we had as cousins.Evalyn Johnson Cooper - July 22 at 2:55 PM
Wade was my dear first cousin. We spent a lot of time together when we were young. He was one of the best! I loved him. My deepest sympathy to his family.Catherine Johnson Ellis - July 22 at 1:49 PM
Wade was a gifted person. He could do anything. Always helping others. My thought and prayers are with Jearrie and his family at this time! God Bless you!Leah Barrow - July 21 at 9:14 PM