Hickory Funeral Home


Jeffrey Ray Johnson

31 August, 195321 July, 2021

Jeffrey Ray Johnson, 67, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 after a period of declining health at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 31, 1953 to the late Horace Ray Johnson and Ruby Bailey Johnson in Catawba County. Jeff was a 1971 graduate of St. Stephens High School. He loved Jesus and was a longtime member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Jeff dedicated over 50 years of service to the trucking industry in his lifetime, working for MFX for the last 9 years. Jeff loved singing and entertaining others and formed the “Last Chance Band”. He loved playing golf, going to the beach, and watching game shows. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved to spend time with his family and friends. He also coached Little League football, basketball, and softball over the years and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play. Jeff was an outgoing, loving, and giving person, who never met a stranger. He will be dearly missed. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kelly Johnson; and sister, Renee Johnson Sain. Survivors include his wife Pam Johnson of the home; children, Tracy Moss and husband Brandon of Hickory, Colby Johnson of Claremont, Tammy Dover and husband Randy of Newton, Candice Justice and husband John of Newton, Crystal Hildebran and husband Ricky of Hickory, Josh Riddle of Hickory; grandchildren, Mason Moss, Maxwell Moss, Hannah Hamlin, Emily Dover, Allison Justice, Abigail Justice, Lizzie Hildebran, Caroline Hildebran, Taylor Riddle; and sister, Jan Hendrix and husband Terry of Hickory. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church. Dr. Ed Yount and Dr. Tim Jernigan will be officiating the service. A private family burial will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, Student Ministry, 440 7th St Pl SW, Conover, NC 28613.


  • Colby Johnson
  • Alex Johnson
  • Jeremiah Sain
  • Kyle Hendrix
  • Josh Riddle
  • Ricky Hildebran
  • Randy Dover
  • John Justice
  • Johnny Townsend, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Hall, Honorary Pallbearer




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Debbie Dill

25 July 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of this beloved family member of yours. Although I did not know Jeff well I know his children and my heart goes out to them during this time. You will all be in my prayers. I pray God's peace and comfort over you all right now.

Darin Toliver

23 July 2021

Dear family;

Our prayers are with you in this difficult time and the days ahead.

Darin and Rachel Toliver

Nelson & Joan Bell

23 July 2021

We remember Jeff as friendly, funny and a great singer. We had the chance to talk with him and share some fun times when we visited North Carolina over the years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam and family. May you rest in peace, Jeff.

Lee (Leejay) and Sherry Burns

23 July 2021

Only person who could hit a golf ball and have it go 50 yards in reverse. Could name any song and artist that performed the song. Will be missed!

Karen J Melvin

23 July 2021

Jeff and I went to HighSchool together. I will never forget how kind he was to everyone. Just his smile brightened up your day. My condolences go out to his wife and family. May you find the peace and the comfort that Jeff is experiencing today.

Keith Jones

23 July 2021

I remember the first time that I saw Jeff which was the start of my freshmen year in high school and I remember this because he as was one of the happiest and most friendly persons there. Through out the years my wife and I got to know Jeff and the Johnson family much better and they became a big part of our lives with some fond memories. Jeff has always been the same happy and joyful person that he was that first time that I meet him. It has been a joy and a pleasure knowing Jeff!
Toni & Keith Jones

Donna Putnam

22 July 2021

Jeff and I were classmates. He was such a fun, kind and sincere friend. Jeff always was fun to be around and would greet you with a smile. I loved to hear him sing. Jeff, you will brighten the heavens and rock the walls. Heaven has gained an angel who will be missed here on earth. Rest well my friend until we are together again.

Katherine Sigmon

22 July 2021

I went to High School with Jeff. He was always comical and fun to be around. He was talented and so very kind. Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed by many.
Katherine (Kathy) Sigmon
Wilmington, N.C.

Alvin & Debbie Benge

22 July 2021

Jeff was such a nice guy. He worked with us for the last 5 years hauling materials for our company. He will be missed by so many. Our prayers are with the family.

Glenn Deal

22 July 2021

One of the nicest students I ever had the pleasure of teaching at St. Stephens High School. My prayers and thoughts to the Johnson Family.

From the Family