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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