March 9, 1951 ~ November 14, 2012
Dwayne Terry Johnson, of Lawrenceville, passed away on November 14, 2012 at the age of 61. He was born on March 9, 1951 to Barnwell R. Johnson and Erma W. Johnson. Terry graduated from Central Gwinnett High School in 1969 where he enjoyed much success on the pitchers mound, earning the tag "the Little Bulldog" and pitched several no-hit games, and on the football field where he led the Black Knights as quarterback. He went on to attend Brewton-Parker College where he continued his success on the mound. He returned home to find his niche as a police officer for the Gwinnett County Police Department in 1974. As an officer he rose to the rank of Detective Lieutenant and was a member of the S.W.A.T. Team, commander over vice and narcotics, an instructor in the police academy and a graduate of the F.B.I. Academy. However, his proudest achievements were his son Michael Stanley Johnson and Scott Andrew Johnson, who he taught, through his many trials and tribulations, to endeavor to persevere. Terry Johnson is survived in death by his mother, Erma W. Johnson, his brother, Sanford Johnson, and his sisters, Trudi J. Nalley and Sheila J. Beale, his sons Michael S. Johnson and Scott A. Johnson, his grandsons, Tanner Reese Johnson and Chase Roy Johnson, his granddaughters, Evelyn Mary Lee Johnson and Lucy Louise Johnson, and his daughter-in-laws, Melissa Johnson and Sarah Johnson. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 4 o'clock until 8 o'clock at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.