Mr. Lloyd Francis "Blackie" Johnson

03/07/1925 - 09/19/2021


Lloyd F. “Blackie” Johnson, age 96, entered into rest on September 19, 2021 at his
Buckhead Estate residence in Virginia on Lake Gaston with Betty Bianconi from
New York. Having lived at 310 Church Lane Road, Reading, PA. He was born in the
coal region in Leighton PA. the son of the late Ella (Sensinger) and Francis
Johnson. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 47 years, Betty (Stivers)
Johnson and daughters Donna Johnson and Carol Bush. Lloyd attended Reading High School and served in the U.S Navy from 1942 to
1946. He was an Aviation Machinist Mate in the South Pacific aboard the Aircraft
Carrier U.S.S. San Jacinto, having earned 7 Medals and 7 Ribbons (one with 7
Stars). He had been retired from Bell of PA since 1978 after 31 years of service as a
Lineman, Installer, Repairman and P.B.X. Installer. He was a PA State and Berks
County Constable for 19 years and was a past president for both associations. He
was the first Constable in Berks County to wear a full uniform. Lloyd was also a
past Auxiliary Police Officer in Exeter, PA., Captain of Exeter School Police and
Truant Officer for the Exeter School system. Lloyd was a lifetime member of the
Telephone Pioneers, Bell Athletic Association and both Constable Associations.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, William and Trina Johnson. His
nieces and their husbands, Wendy and Mark Bahmueller with son Eric; Denise and
David Schlorff with two daughters, Erin and Brittany. Lloyd is also survived by his
two grandchildren, Bernae Haas and her husband Joseph with two children Ryan
and Kaitlyn; and Mindy Ging. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Edward Bush.
Services will be held privately. “Thank you all. Be happy, not sad, because I lived a
good life among you all.”, Lloyd Johnson.
Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Johnson Family.

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  1. Always Smiling

    Lloyd was always smiling, joking, sharing his good mood and his great outlook on life. He will be missed by so many, and I’m grateful for the time I got to spend in his company.

    My sympathy to those who lost their beloved patriarch, friend, and companion.

  2. Neighbors at Buckhead.

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Lloyd. Our family has been neighbors of Lloyd for 21 years at Buckhead. We enjoyed his stories, laughter, and company. We will remember him fondly always.
    Ralph, Marcia, Amanda and Aaron.

  3. Lloyd was loved by all who knew him. My family enjoyed spending time with him and Dartha Minks all the years they were together. We had a lot of fun. He will be greatly missed.

    May God be with all of Lloyd’s family members and friends as they go through this time of sorrow

  4. Friend

    Lloyd was one of those larger-than-life people who had a special energy about him. He lived life to the fullest and I think the quote at the end of his obit is Lloyd Johnson personified! My condolences to his family. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Lloyd!

  5. I loved Blackey Johnson….he was a true man! He loved his family….he was a warrior…he loved women..he loved life…back when he had a place on the river in Berks County…circa 2000…Blackey was 75 years old..I was 43 and my father was with me on the visit because he found Blackey to be very interesting….my father was 64…..we had a nice time and got in my car to go home…I said to my father boy I could only wish I looked half that good when I reach 75….my father’s response…lol…”you don’t look that good now”….lol…lol…Blackey was a beautiful man inside and out and was an honor to know him.

  6. The River

    My condolences to the entire family, Blackie and I spent several years in his little bungalow along the Schuylkill river, boating, water skiing and just floating down river having beers and visiting friends. everyone on the river new and loved Blackie. He would drop what ever he was doing to lend a helping hand. I had met him thru my dad who also worked with Blackie at Bell phone co.

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