Mr. Johnny Bethea

Obituary of Mr. Johnny L. Bethea

Life's race well run, life's race well done and now he rest. Johnny Lee Bethea was the son of the late Lula Purdy Bethea and William A. Bethea. He was born August 8, 1934 in Dillon, SC. He graduated from Gordon High School and joined the Navy. After his discharge, he moved back to Dillon, SC to take care of his mother. He was the owner of Bethea's Liquor Store. He had a degree in Accounting. Johnny was a very caring person. He was quiet and laid back. He met no strangers. Johnny accepted Christ in his life and was a member of Bethel AME Church in Dillon, SC. He served in many capacities as a lifetime member, including the General Trustee board. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Ulysses Bethea of Baltimore Maryland, James Bethea of New York, Eddie Bethea of Rowland, NC; sisters, Annie Mae Utley of Augusta, GA , Eloise Huges of New York, and Jeannie Pernell of Dillon, SC. Johnny leaves to cherish his memories a very special friend, Linda Davis, son, Morris Jerod Campbell, 6 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his brother, Rodulphus Bethea of New York, sister-in-law, Millie Bethea of New York and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gone but not forgotten! The family will receive friends at 512 Lockemy HWY, Dillon, SC 29536. An obituary will be posted a later date. Mr. Johnny L. Bethea Memorial Folder link:

Public Viewing

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, July 22, 2022
Prestige Funeral Home
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dillon, South Carolina, United States

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Bethel AME Church
201 S 4th Ave
Dillon, South Carolina, United States

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Monday, July 25, 2022
Florence National Cemetery
803 E National Cemetery Road
Florence, South Carolina, United States
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