William James “Jimmy” Johnson Jr., 93, of Reidsville, NC, went home to be with Lord on April 21, 2020 at Penn Nursing Center.
A private, invite only, graveside service will be held at Reidlawn Cemetery on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Duane King officiating.
Jimmy was born to the late William Johnson Sr. and Minnie Southard Johnson He was a faithful member of Piedmont Baptist Church for 45 years. He worked at Chase Bag Co. for 35 years as a sewing machine mechanic. He was in the Navy from 1945 to 1948. He was very proud of that. He also boxed in featherweight division while in the Navy. He was a very friendly fellow that never met a stranger and always stopped to talk to everyone.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife Elizabeth Strader Johnson as well as 2 brothers and 2 sisters and son, Mark.
He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. Steve Johnson and girlfriend, Wanda Brown, Susan French and husband, Gary, Kay Price and husband, Keith, and Tracy Johnson and wife Mary Lee; Grandchildren, Jacob French, Stephanie Allen, Travis Price, Tray Johnson, Sherry Bradley and Penny Miller; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister Mary Gibson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Penn Nursing Center and the whole staff for the wonderful care of our father.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made to Hospice of Rockingham County at PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.