James Gregory “Greg” Johnson ’72

Dr. James Gregory (Greg) Johnson, of North Litchfield, passed away quietly at his home surrounded by family on January 30, 2024, after a long battle from pulmonary fibrosis.

Dr. Johnson was born on August 1, 1950 to James Truman and Inza Farmer Johnson and grew up in Easley, SC, where he was captain on the Easley High Green Wave 1967 State Championship team.

Greg attended Davidson College where he played football, was a member of the Honor Court, Beta Theta Pi, and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, national chemistry society. Greg remained devoted to Davidson, serving as president of the Davidson Athletic Fund and member of the Davidson Board of Visitors. Greg was always a Davidson Wildcat.

Greg practiced obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years after graduating from MUSC and finished a ob-gyn residency at MCG. He then spent two and half years practicing at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base before returning to Greenville where he served as managing partner for both Greenville Ob-Gyn and then Greenville Gynecology Group. He also served as chairman of the department of Ob- Gynecology at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He served on the faculty of the Ob-Gynecology residency program at GMH where he was awarded a national excellence in teaching award.

Greg also was an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville where he chaired the Stewardship Committee. He was board member of the Greenville YMCA and was very involved in his children’s school, Christ Church Episcopal, where he chaired the Booster Club and served on the School Board.

He is survived by Elise Wall Johnson, wife of 54 years; daughters, Susan Wall Johnson and Anna Elise Johnson, and was predeceased by his son, James Rutledge Johnson. He is also survived by a sister, Camille Eades.

A private memorial service will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Davidson Athletic Fund or A2S Foundation, a faith- based school and outreach in Nigeria, founded by Andrew Lovedale, Davidson Class of ’09.