Richard A. Johnson Sr., 58, GM assembly line worker

September 17, 2004

Richard A. Johnson Sr., a retired General Motors Corp. assembly line worker who collected automobiles, died of cancer Sept. 10 at his East Oliver Street home. He was 58.

Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1965 from Douglass High School. He went to work at GM's Broening Highway plant that year, and was an assembly line worker until retiring in 1990.

Mr. Johnson enjoyed collecting and driving BMW and Jaguar autos, said a daughter, Terri Johnson of Baltimore. He also was an accomplished carpenter, and liked fishing and going to flea markets.

Services for Mr. Johnson will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 4905 York Road.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Johnson is survived by the former Ursula B. McNair, whom he married this year; two sons, Richard Johnson of Chase and Antwon Johnson of Baltimore; another daughter, Kimberly Johnson of Washington; a stepdaughter, Dameka Poole of Baltimore; his mother, Cleo Johnson of Prentiss, Miss.; three brothers, Elwood Johnson of Philadelphia, Michael Johnson of Aulander, N.C., and Jerome Booth of Baltimore; four sisters, Phyllis Price of St. Petersburg, Fla., Louise Mobley of Prentiss, Gloria Balance of Aulander and Brenda Johnson of Baltimore; and 11 grandchildren. His marriage to the former Jacqueline MacKay ended in divorce. He was married for several years to the former Cecilia McCray who died in 1996.

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