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Clyde  Johnson

Clyde E. Johnson

Thursday, September 25th, 1941 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Clyde E. Johnson, 78, formerly of Fort Loudon, PA. died Sunday March 29, 2020 in the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. He had resided at The Shook Home, Chambersburg, since June 1, 2018.
Born September 25, 1941, in Markes, PA, he was a son of the late Earl C. and Eva Hochlander Johnson.
Clyde was a 1959 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, PA. During his 24-year banking career, he was employed at the former National Bank of Chambersburg, and First National Bank of Greencastle, PA. Clyde was later employed in the circulation department of Public Opinion newspaper. He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot following 14 years of service. During his retirement he worked at the First National Bank of McConnellsburg, PA.
Clyde served with the 107th FDS, 3rd Army of the U. S. Army, from 1963 to 1965.
He was a lifelong member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served as church financial secretary and on the administrative board. Clyde was an avid bowler and bowled in various bowling leagues. He was a member and former treasurer of Fort Loudon Historical Society. Clyde sang with the Gospel-Aires from 1962 to 1972.
Surviving family include a sister Betty Hollenshead of Fort Loudon, six nieces and nephews, Sonya Bucher, Susan Hollenshead, Debra Knouse, Charles Devor, Jr., William Hollenshead, and Sherri Mull, and a number of great and great great nieces and nephews. Clyde was preceded in death by a sister, H. Joanne Devor.
A private funeral service will be held at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, with Pastor Harold E. Yeager officiating. Burial will be at Stenger Hill Cemetery, Ft. Loudon. A memorial service at the church will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Loudon United Methodist Church, 1639 Appleway, St. Thomas, PA 17252
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    Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    47 North Park Avenue
    MERCERSBURG, PA 17236
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  • Interment

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    Stenger Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Main Street
    Ft. Loudon, PA 17224
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Nancy Fritz

Posted at 02:35pm
April 1, 2020
Dear family & friends of Clyde Johnson:
Everyone who knew Clyde knew that he LOVED MUSIC! - especially Gospel music!
I grew up with Clyde and his family. I played piano at Ft. Loudon United Methodist Church- where Clyde always sang in the choir and never missed a rehearsal! Occasionally Clyde & I would sing a duet. The song I remember best was entitled “UNWORTHY.”
I pray the words of this song will be a blessing and a fitting tribute to our dear friend, Clyde Johnson, and I pray God will be honored and exalted.

“UNWORTHY”
Unworthy am I of the grace that He gave,
Unworthy to hold to His hand;
Amazed that a King would reach down to a slave,
This love I cannot understand.

My sorrow and sickness laid stripes on His back,
My sins caused the blood that was shed;
My faults and my failures have woven a crown
Of thorns, that He word on His head.

Unworthy am I of the glory to come,
Unworthy with angels to sing;
I thrill just to know that He loved me so much,
A pauper, I walk with the King.

Chorus
Unworthy, unworthy, a beggar,
In bondage and alone;
But He made me worthy and now by His grace
His mercy has made me His own.


Nancy Fritz

Heather Haney

Posted at 09:22pm
Tonight as I was walking, birds flew by. The song "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" came into my mind, and I began singing the chorus as I walked. Later I was reminded, by Clyde's grand niece that his private service was today and he had wanted that song to be sang. Clyde, you were a gentle, kind soul, that watched me grow up. From being little in church, working along with my dad on the church's finances to engaging in conversation when I'd see you at Milky Way(always that front table) on my trips home to visit from college, and later married life, you always has a smile and a cheerful way. You will be greatly missed by your family and your town. The example of community service you showed, lived by, had a huge impact on the priorities I set for my own life as a teacher, mother and wife.
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Carole Carbaugh

Posted at 08:32pm
Betty, Bill and Sherry I am so sorry for your loss You are all in my hear and prayers.

Carole Carbaugh
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