Ralph Scott Johnson of Southampton Dies March 18 - 27 East

Ralph Scott Johnson of Southampton Dies March 18

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Ralph Scott Johnson

Ralph Scott Johnson

Ralph Scott Johnson

Ralph Scott Johnson

authorStaff Writer on Mar 25, 2024

Ralph Scott Johnson of Southampton died on March 18. He was 66.

Most people knew him as Scott. He was born on May 19, 1957, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, to Peter and Diana Johnson.

After leaving Camp LeJeune, where his father was stationed, he was raised in Water Mill and Southampton before moving to Pennsylvania in 1974.

As a boy, he spent many afternoons exiting the school bus and heading to the Penny Candy Shop, or he could be seen skating on Mill Pond. After pitching on the mound for the Mariners, his love of baseball reached its height when post-high school in Pennsylvania, he got to show off his arm at Three Rivers Stadium.

He loved ice cream and rock and roll, especially Led Zeppelin. He grew up loving the outdoors, and could be found surfing from Montauk to Cupsogue, hunting, fishing, snurfing or taking his love of skating indoors during Monday night hockey leagues with friends.

An avid Jets, Islanders and Yankees fan, he got to enjoy many games while living in New York.

His 20s and 30s were spent painting homes and businesses on the East End. In 1997, he moved to New Smyrna Beach, and later Edgewater, Florida, where he continued his painting career.

He had three daughters, Tara, Danielle and Nicole. In 2008, his first grandchild, Bailey Joan Hudson, was born, and in 2009, Brady Christopher Hudson, in 2013, Harper Grace Hudson, and in 2016, Dallas Joyce McCarthy. He was very proud of his grandchildren and loved spending time with them, whether playing catch, watching a game or relaxing at home.

He returned to New York in 2020, a few years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. A quiet, happy guy, with a great smile and laugh, he was loved by family and friends, his family said.

He was predeceased by his father and grandparents, Stephen, Lucille and Eunice Johnson and Gertrude and Ralph Savey.

He is survived by his mother, Diana Johnson; brother, Stephen Johnson; two sisters, Jolee Pointer and Kellee Johnson; his daughters and grandchildren; son-in-law Christopher Hudson; many nieces and nephews; along with many friends, both on Long Island and in Florida.

He died peacefully at the Westhampton Care Center, where he was cared for over the past three years. His family is beyond grateful for the support and love that the Care Center provided to him.

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