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Memory Hold The Door, Volume VII: 2018–2027

Memory Hold The Door Honorees from 2018 to 2027.

B. Henderson Johnson, Jr. (1928–2014)

B. Henderson Johnson, Jr. (1928–2014)B.Henderson Johnson Jr. was born September 24, 1928, in Aiken, SC, to parents B. Henderson Johnson Sr. and Ruby Berry Johnson. In 1952, he received his B.S. in Biology from Newberry College and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1963. From 1963 until 1980 he worked at William and Johnson Law Firm, from 1980 until 1982 Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, and later Johnson, Johnson & Partners Law Firm until 2004. 

Henderson was a member of the American Bar Association, SC Bar, Aiken County Bar Association, SC Trial Lawyers Association and the U.S. Marine Corps. League (Judges Advocate). 

He received many awards, including the Aiken County Citizen of the Year Award in 1969, the Man of the Year from Aiken County in 1998, the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award from USC Aiken in 2005, and in 2006, he received the SC Bar Foundation Durant Public Service Award. He was inducted in the Aiken County Sports Hall of Fame and received the Order of the Palmetto from former SC Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. in 1994. 

Henderson served on the board of directors for the Hitchcock Rehabilitation Center, Dixie Youth Baseball and the Dizzy Dean Baseball. He was a member of the USCA Partnership, American Cancer Society Projects Committee and Save the Park, Carolina Bay; past president of the Aiken High School Booster Club; and former member and chair of the Aiken Advisory Council for School District One. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church; Sunday school teacher at Azuela Woods Nursing Home for 25 years; and coached youth football and baseball, where he took five teams to the World Series. 

B. Henderson Johnson Jr. died on November 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Cunningham Johnson; his children, Vicki J. Snelgrove, Dr. Brad L. Johnson and Todd J. Johnson; grandchildren, Stuart H. Johnson, Beverly V. Snelgrove, Scott E. Johnson, Leigh J. Snelgrove and Gray Johnson; and great grandchildren, Alexandria B. Johnson and Charlotte R. Johnson. He was predeceased by his son, Barry H. Johnson.