OBITUARY

Kenneth Adam Johnson

January 22, 1926August 14, 2019

Kenneth Adam Johnson was born on January 22, 1926 and passed away on August 14, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 16, 2019

Memories

Kenneth Adam Johnson

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Stan Howell

August 18, 2019

I am sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. I am also sorry that I was unable to attend his funeral. I met Ken just a few years ago by sitting on the back row next to him. When he started coming in the wheel chair I was able to talk with more. My appreciation for him has grown over the years.
So many people of so many ages would come by to talk with him for a few moments. He was always a bright spot in my Sunday Mornings.
I will miss him, and I know that all of his family will miss him also.

Stan Howell

Pete Bennett

August 17, 2019

Ken and I worked together for several years at First Union for several years. He was a good friend and mentor. We enjoyed bowling , playing softball and golf. He was very helpful to me during the time that we worked together, giving me the benefit of experience in business and life in general. Ken always had a smile and was ready and willing to help the many friends he had. He spoke often of his family and shared his love for them. He was a man of integrity and compassion and was an inspiration to many people. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to know Ken as a good friend and coworker. His great smile will be missed! A GOOD Man! May God Bless his soul and his family.

James Wheeler

August 17, 2019

Great memories of a great man. Enjoyed working with Ken, and playing on the First Union softball team. He was the senior of the group and could always count on him for a base hit. Forever, James Wheeler.

Jan Martin

August 16, 2019

Was saddened to learn of Ken's passing. Ken was a valuable mentor during our years together at First Union, as well as a challenging tennis opponent, golf partner, and softball teammate at the bank. He was always upbeat with a constant smile. We had many great times together, and I am glad he was blessed with such a long life.

Jan Martin
Advance, NC

Sam Johnson

August 15, 2019

I have been reflecting on my grandfather (“Paw-Paw,” or “Pop” to the other side of the family), Ken Johnson, today. As some of you know, he passed away early yesterday morning at the age of 93. I’m grateful to those who have expressed their love and support for our family during this time. Paw-Paw loved his family, his church, his golf, the Tarheels, the Braves and baseball in general, and everyone he met. He never met a stranger, was an eternal optimist, a steadfast encourager, and promoted a strong worth ethic. From being the son of cotton mill workers growing up on Cotton Grove Road in Lexington, NC, to his service with the Navy in the Pacific during WWII, to eventually becoming an executive with First Union (later Wachovia), he was always a hard worker who also knew how to have fun. Until arthritis took away his ability to walk in his last few years, he was always athletic - officiating football games, coaching baseball, playing golf, working in the yard, and swimming. One of our fondest memories as children was watching his swan dives from the high dive at the pool. 😄 He was equally active in the community, always striving to help others; and he always instructed us to treat others properly. I’ll miss the baseball games, the calls, the visits, and the laughs. I can still hear him quoting the first verse of the North Carolina State Toast from memory for fun (I still have it memorized to this day because of him). 😄

Maegan Johnson

August 15, 2019

Our Grandfather passed away early Wednesday morning. He lived 93 glorious years loving life and made a point to enjoy every single day. He served 4 years in the military with the Navy and Marines during WW2. After the war, he came home and graduated from Western University spending the majority of his career in finance. After coming to Charlotte he and his late wife of over 50 years devoted their lives to Providence Baptist Church. One of his greatest accomplishments other than his family, was receiving the Long Leaf Pine award from Governor Jim Martin. Pop was such a caring man, he knew everyone had flaws but also that you must look past them and accept everyone, be kind and help when you can. Even on his last days he had great spirits, a positive attitude, and taught our family so much.

Dave Ralston

August 15, 2019

Coach Johnson had a strong positive influence on me and a number of other young teenagers. Despite our shortcomings he always had words of encouragement and directed us in a positive direction. His impact on others will be felt for generations. Blessings to all the family during this time of loss!

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