William R Johnson, Sr.

Died: Fri., Oct. 26, 2012


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 01, 2012
Location: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Nov. 01, 2012
Location: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church


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William R. Johnson, Sr. "Daddy/Pet" of 18 Cobble Ridge Lane, Fletcher, NC, passed away peacefully and went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  He resided at home with his Son Thurman Johnson.  He was born August 18, 1914 in Washington, DC to Youter and Laura Johnson.

William graduated from Armstrong High School, Washington, DC.  He served in the US Army during World War II upon discharge he came home and married his sweetheart Katie Bell Allen.

He is survived by his son Denoise Collington (Carolyn, of Greensboro), his daughter Laura Hymes Groleau (Robert, of Fletcher), his son William (Bubba) James Johnson Jr. (Dorothy, of Fletcher), his son Thomas Gary Johnson (Sandra, of Asheville), a son Thurman Nathaniel Johnson (of Fletcher).  Grandchildren:  Tasha, Amber, Tamra, Thurman Jr., Chas, LIsa, Eric, Jeffery, Ryan, Kenzil, and Natasha, and 4 Great-Grandchildren.

He was an active member and trustee of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Fletcher.  William worked and retired from the VA Hospital of Oteen, NC for thirty years.  He was a hard worker and devoted husband.  He was both, a dedicated father to his six children and grandfather to his grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews.

William's legacy is one of love; love of family, love of friends and love of life.  All who knew Daddy benefited from the experience.

A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  Rev. Odell Suber will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm at the church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Katie Bell Johnson, and his son Lawrence Edward Johnson.

Wilson Funeral Directors is assisting the family.

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Mable Adell
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
I am truly sorry of the recent loss of “Daddy”. I extend my sincere sympathy to all of you at what I know is a very sad and mournful time.
"Daddy" lived a long and rewarding life and accomplished so much in his lifetime. He will long be remembered as a hardworking, loving man. So I say to you; comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens and hold tight to your memories for comfort
I pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. May you find comfort in the outpouring of sympathy from all of us who share your loss.
Finally trust in God and remember in the words of Isaiah 43:2 - "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you"

With Heartfelt Deepest Sympathy,
Mable Adell and Family

Pete McDaniel
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
Cousin Pet was one of a kind, a character whom everyone loved. I remember the many times he would come over to the house back in the day and cut up with Big Pete. They always had a ball. The thing I will always remember about Pet is his laugh and good nature. He had a wonderful heart. He will be missed. Condolences to my family. God makes no mistakes. He reigns forever. Pet knew that. He''''s home laughing with the Lord. May we remember him fondly. I love you all.

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