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Obituary: Pat Johannsen, Johannsen’s Sporting Goods


Well-respected team dealer Pat Johannsen, who founded Johannsen’s Sporting Goods in Augusta, GA, in 1969, passed away November 8, 2022. He was 75 years old.

Johannsen was a native and lifelong resident of Augusta, GA. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School, attended both Georgia Military and Augusta College and was an active member of the Augusta Country Club, previously serving on the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Golf Committee, Augusta Golf Association, Athletic Dealers Association, and the Hale Foundation. 

He served as a former President of the Athletic Booster Club of Aquinas High School, and in 1969, he founded Johannsen's Sporting Goods. He was also a former board member of the National Sporting Goods Association.

Family members include his wife: Cheryl H. Johannsen; daughters: Kim J. Fulmer (Chip), Megan Moody (Joseph); sons: A. Patrick Johannsen, Stephen S. Johannsen (Tracy), Eric Snellings (Joni); grandchildren: Jackson Patrick Fulmer, Gracie Banks Fulmer, Addyson Snellings, Alyssa Snellings, and Rylan Moody; sister-in-law: Genie Johannsen; nieces: Alison Parrish (Craig), Ashley Fisher (Brendan) and cousins: Florence Booker Chandler and Suzanne Phillips and their families. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, John Emile Johannsen, Sr. and Leonora Meredith Johannsen and his brother: John "Jack" Emile Johannsen, Jr.

A memorial Mass was held November 14, 2022, at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Augusta Golf Association. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904. 

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