SSGT. (Retired) Sherman Johnson, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Sherman was born in Gonzalez, Texas to Sherman, Sr. and Alvin Mathis Johnson on June 2 , 1932. He was a veteran of the Indochina War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War in which he served three (3) tours, serving over 20 years in the U. S. Army. Sherman was awarded two (2) Bronze Service Stars to Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Marksmanship (Rifle) Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Certificate of Achievement for Fidelity and Meritorious Service. Sherman was preceded in death by his parents (Sherman,Sr.andAlvinM.Johnson);a daughter, Renee Y. Washington; a grandson, Dadrien L.D. Johnson ; and all 12 siblings. He is survived by his daughter, JoAnna Shariff-Bey Dawkins (Chris); son,Sherman Carter; stepdaughters, Cheryl Richardson (Kenneth ); Alice Carter; and Rev. Diane Woods, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a great great-grandson; a great great granddaughter due to arrive July 2021, and many loving family members and friends around the country.
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