Richard 'Dick' P. Johnson, 82
FREMONT, NH -- Richard 'Dick' P. Johnson, 82, died suddenly on September 6, 2013 at the Exeter Hospital. He was born on June 22, 1931 in Farmington, the son of the late Melville H. and Nora (Getchell) Johnson.
Dick grew up in the area of Scarborough and Wells. He served in the United States Marine Corps
during the Korean War
and was a recipient of a Purple Heart
. After the war, he returned to Maine and was employed in the field of law enforcement as a Maine State Trooper.
He later became the owner and operator of Johnson Stables and worked for most of his life as a trainer and driver of harness horses. In 1964 he moved to Fremont, N.H. and later became the Chief of Police from 1980-1987. He was also a member of the Fremont Volunteer Fire Department and also drove the town school bus as a retiree.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kittery, and was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Kingston Vets Club. Dick enjoyed horse racing and was an avid Boston sports fan.
He is survived by his wife Patricia (Beauregard) Johnson of Fremont, N.H.; his daughter Susan Breckinridge of Arvada, Colo.; his granddaughter Sarah Breckinridge; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the People's United Methodist Church, 363 Main St., Fremont, N.H. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Village Cemetery in Fremont, N.H. Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St., Raymond, N.H. is handling the arrangements.
For more information, visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com
Flowers are acceptable
or donations may be made in his memory to:
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of N.H.
24 Beech Road
Dover, N.H. 03820
Richard 'Dick' P. Johnson