Jasper "Tripp" Johnson III
Jasper “Tripp” Corneilous Johnson, III, 40, of Columbia, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
He was born in Sumter to Jasper “Neil” Corneilous Johnson, Jr. and Lillian Louise Ard Johnson. Tripp completed high school at Laurence Manning Academy and went on to become a proud 2001 alumnus of the Citadel Military College. He was employed for over 15 years in the fiscal services division of BCBSSC in Columbia. Tripp has always loved to fish and hunt since the days he was a young boy and he and his Dad would spend most Saturdays in the woods or on the lake and Tripp and his son have enjoyed that tradition, too.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Zimmy Johnson; his sister, Ashley Johnson Rich of Columbia; and two nieces, Maddy and Izzy Rich of Columbia.
He also is preceded in death by grandparents, Jasper “J.C.” Johnson, Sr. and Myra McLendon Johnson of Sumter and also Mr. and Mrs. Escol G. Ard of Florence.
A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bennie Barwick officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Saturday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of his parents.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.