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Johnny Samuel Counts, 66, of Prosperity, widower of Elizabeth "Libby" Brown Counts, died on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Providence Hospital.

Born on October 28, 1954 in Newberry, he was a son of the late George Elbert Counts, Jr. and Nora Richardson Counts. He was employed by Love Chevrolet and worked in the service department for many years.He was a member of the Prosperity Masonic Lodge 115, and was a Shriner. Johnny loved his family and enjoyed spending time riding his Harley Davidson.

He is survived by his daughter, Candice Counts (Josh Kingsmore); a sister, Tracy Douglas; granddaughters, Reese and Layla; a special friend, Evelyn Love; and special cousins, Jimmy and Robin Richardson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 19, 2021 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jim Williams. Masonic rites will be held at the conclusion of the service. The family will receive friends following the service.

Those attending are asked to follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

The family requests that memorials  be made to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Response  by going to

Honorary pall bearers will be Jimmy Richardson, Dean Richardson, Josh Kingsmore, Mackey Monts, Sam Jones, and Jerry Vaughn.



#30 Martha Beard Twigg 2021-04-09 09:15
Candice, Jimmy and I are heart broken to hear this sad news. Your dad was a dear friend as we had worked together on many projects at the school in years past. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Martha Twigg and Jimmy Wiseman
#29 Martha Beard Twigg 2021-04-09 09:08
Candice, Jimmy and I are heart broken to hear this sad news. Your dad was a dear friend as we had worked together in many projects at the school in years past. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Martha Twigg and Jimmy Wiseman
#28 Mike and Dee Terry 2021-03-19 11:52
We are very sorry to hear this news of your dad. He was a great friend and will be missed a lot. May god bless you and your family during this time,
#27 Sharon Morton 2021-03-18 11:16

I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Johnny! Your Mom and Dad were such special friends. Know that you were the joy of their life and they will always be with you!
Sharon Vaughn Morton
#26 Debbie Amick Morell 2021-03-18 09:46

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Johnny for many years. He worked with my aunt at Hampton Pontiac and a cousin of mine at Love Chevrolet. Johnny was secretary of Prosperity Lodge and he used to come in the Grand Lodge Office in Columbia for supplies for the Lodge. He would always show us secretaries pictures of you. Johnny was a great guy. He will truly be missed.
#25 Dovie Franklin 2021-03-17 15:41
Words can't describe the loss Johnny leaves behind- but knowing he is back with Libby makes the loss bittersweet. He was a dear friend who will forever be missed but not forgotten. My sincerest condolences to Candice and all family and friends.
#24 Tommy Herndon 2021-03-17 09:13
Praying for you Candice. Always enjoyed seeing Johnny and having conversations. He was a good role model of a Father , Christian ,and friend too many.
#23 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2021-03-16 11:26
Candice, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy’s passing. Johnny really helped us with repairs on our cars. That meant a lot to us. He was a great guy! You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you now and in the days to come. Cheryl Bedenbaugh
#22 Laura Williams 2021-03-16 10:19
Candice, Reese, Layla, and everyone who loves Johhny-
My heart is heavy for each of you.
#21 Dana Werts 2021-03-15 14:16
Sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Remembering the old softball days together. Rest in Peace Johnny.
#20 Christine S Bowers 2021-03-15 11:24
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Johnny. A great person. May your memories serve you well.
#19 terry wilson 2021-03-15 08:12
we have loss a great friend my prayers are with the family
#18 Andy Wilson 2021-03-15 07:52
Candice, So sorry to lose Johnny. We have been good friends for years. We shared some really good conversations about our profession over the years. I certainly will miss him. He was a special guy in many ways. My thoughts are with you and the entire family at this difficult time.
#17 Bobby &Sharon Kestne 2021-03-14 19:35
Candice we are so sorry for your loss. Bobby & your Dad we’re friends for many, many years. We had great times with your Dad & Mom! If you need anything please give us a call!! You are in our prayers!
#16 James Williams 2021-03-14 16:34
Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. God is with each of you. He is present to hear your prayers. He is present to give you comfort and strength in this difficult time. God will walk with you. He will feel your hurt. He will guide you every moment of every day and night. Remember that underneath you are his powerful yet tender arms.
#15 Alice S Boozer 2021-03-14 15:13
I'm at a lost and sadden by your death. Rest in Peace Johnny
God bless you on your new journey of life.
Alice Boozer
#14 Paula G Isaacson 2021-03-14 14:58
Rest in Peace, Johnny. You will be greatly missed!
#13 Lana Baninister 2021-03-14 14:11
We are so saddened to hear of Johnny's passing. Such a nice guy. He will be missed. May God's peace be with all his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Wayne and Lana Bannister
#12 Robbie Koon DeFreeze 2021-03-14 12:25
So sorry for your loss. I was in school with James & Johnny. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Dan & Robbie DeFreese
#11 Bob Helmer 2021-03-14 09:53
Rest In Peace Johnny.
You will be greatly missed.
#10 Lynda and Tony Berge 2021-03-14 07:01
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. He and Tony worked together for many years. I always remember him drinking his Diet Dr. Peppers. He loved and adored you, Reese and Layla. Our prayers are with you.
#9 Julie Freeman 2021-03-14 06:31
Johnny was a very special man. I will never forget him and all the good times at Hampton. May the good lord bring peace to the hearts of the family, you will be missed
#8 Lonnette Turner 2021-03-13 23:51
Candice, I'm so very sorry about your daddy. I hope you can find some peace in knowing he's with your mama. You and your girls will be in my prayers.❤❤
#7 Jim & Judy Whitesell 2021-03-13 20:35
Dear Candace, We are so sorry to hear of your dad's death. We have such great memories of times we spent together with him and your mom. He adored you from the moment you were born and now your beautiful children too. You are in our prayers.
#6 Phyllis & Henry 2021-03-13 18:30
There are no words I can say to ease the pain of losing your Daddy. So many great memories. Our prayers are you.
#5 Suzanne Fulmer 2021-03-13 17:31
Candice, My sincere sympathy extended to you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace in the difficult days ahead.
#4 Jennifer & Dennis Sh 2021-03-13 16:57
I'm so sorry for your loss.
One fact for sure, Mr. Counts lived his girls.
#3 Rachel s.Martin-Moor 2021-03-13 16:53
My heart was broken today when I saw that your father had passed away. I know words are very difficult during this time but I know Libby grabbed him so tight and has not let him go, My prayer for you is to hold on two those precious little ones and love with all your heart, God and family will help you find your way during this difficult time. Memories can never be taken away from us. Much love and prayers to you and your family.
#2 Donna & Jimmy Berley 2021-03-13 16:25
Words are few when such a tremendous loss like this happens. We are saddened by Johnny’s death and lift all of you up in our prayers. God bless you during your times of grief.
#1 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-03-13 14:06
Words cannot describe how I feel. Johnny was a vibrant man full of life and love. This is the one I will never figure out. However there a couple of things I know. He loved his family unequivocally and unconditionally . And he was greeted by Libby on the better side of life and they are United again. May the memories of a life well lived fill the gaps left in your hearts. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia