Mr. Johnny Clarence Guyton, 81, returned to his Lord and Savior Wednesday April 2o, 2022.
Born in Joanna, S.C. to the late Jessie Baughman and Myrtle Crapps. Johnny joined the United States Army and retired honorably after 30 years of dutiful service as a Sergeant Major. He was able to travel the world during his time with the Army, and was extremely proud of his service. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville, S.C. for 3 years, and loved his church family dearly. He was an avid golfer, and always enjoyed a little friendly competition often beating players half his age. A true lover of nature, he could make any garden grow abundantly. His grandchildren called him Papa, and said he could fix anything. Johnny was very charismatic and loved by all who met him, he would light up a room with his presence, and always gave of himself. Beyond all he loved his family deeply. He will be remembered for being loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Everett Baughman; and sisters, Elanie Hughes, and Lynda Guyton,
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Polly Guyton; daughters, Lana (Don) Young, Lori (Chad) Critcher, and Beth (Jeff) Taylor; brother, Ronald Baughman; sister, Joan Sento; grandchildren, CJ (Chelsea) Young, Nicolette (Curt Pittman) Young, Caroline Taylor, and Drayton Taylor; great grandchildren, Olivia Young, and Baby Jack on the way.
A Memorial Service, celebrating his life, will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022 11 A.M. at St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville, S.C. with Pastor Kendell Healy to officiate. The family will receive friends after the service from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Johnny’s memory be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 18 Gregg St. Graniteville, S.C. 29829.
Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfh.com