Hugh Spencer Johnson, 76, husband of Nancy (South) Johnson, of King William, died on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at his home, Canterbury Farm. He was born September 14, 1946, in Richmond, a son of the late Wylie Chandler and Ella Mae (Fisher) Johnson. Hugh was also preceded in death by his brother, the late Chandler Johnson.
In addition to his wife, family members include a daughter, Kimberly Johnson Lipscomb (Chris), of King William; sons Troy Johnson (Stacy) and Bryan Johnson (Tara), all of King William; a brother Bruce and Kay Johnson, of King William; eight grandchildren, Addie Johnson, Pearson Lipscomb, Wylie Johnson, Trenton Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Spencer Lipscomb, Mason Johnson, and Ella Johnson; sister-in-law, Martha Hare (John) of Virginia Beach; brother-in-law, William South (Elaine) of King William; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hugh was a life-long member of Jerusalem Christian Church where he served as a deacon and in 2004 became a fifth generation elder. Hugh was a devoted and loving husband for 54 years, as well as a loving father, grandfather, and friend. He was faithful to his church, loved the land, was dedicated to fostering agriculture progress, and the betterment of American agriculture. He was a founding partner of Cohoke Farm, a family farm that he was very proud of. Hugh spent his last years on the excavator or at his grandchildrens’ sporting events.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th St., West Point, VA. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Jerusalem Christian Church, 1902 Powhatan Trail, King William, VA, followed by a celebration of life at Riverfront Farm, 875 Smith Ferry Rd., West Point, VA 23181.
Memorial donations may be made to Jerusalem Christian Church, and should be mailed to 1096 Mount Pleasant Road, King William, VA 23086 or Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, 1000 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.