OBITUARY

William Orbie Johnson

November 26, 1931December 31, 2020
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Godwin, NC

William “W.O.” Johnson, age 89 of Godwin, died on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn.

W.O. was born on November 26, 1931 in Harnett County the son of the late Rufus Johnson & Viola Barefoot Johnson and is preceded in death by his wife, Greta Stewart Johnson. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, George Arthur Johnson, James Otha Johnson, Rufus Edward Johnson, his sisters, Lila Mae Johnson, Lola Gray McDaniel, Shirley Faye Raines.

W.O. Johnson was the owner and operator of J. & N Auto Sales in Godwin, NC He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Clement God of Prophecy Church Cemetery.

He leaves behind a son: Larry Norris of Godwin, NC. and a daughter, Vonnie Johnson of Erwin, NC.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church. One hour prior to the Service.

A Service of Cromartie Miller Funeral Home of Dunn NC

  • FAMILY

  • Rufus Johnson, Father (deceased)
  • Viola Barefoot Johnson, Mother (deceased)
  • Greta Stewart Johnson, Wife (deceased)
  • George Arthur Johnson, Brother (deceased)
  • James Otha Johnson, Brother (deceased)
  • Rufus Edward Johnson, Brother (deceased)
  • Lila Mae Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Lola Gray McDaniel, Sister (deceased)
  • Shirley Faye Raines, Sister
  • Larry Norris, Son
  • Vonnie Johnson, Daughter

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 3, 2021

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Woody Lucas

January 3, 2021

Orbie, as I called him, was the Fonzie of my generation during the 1950s and 1960s. He was a very good friend to me.

Woody Lucas
South River

Joyce English

January 3, 2021

Uncle WO was one of a kind. He always made you feel welcome when you went there and would have to give you something. When he said something he meant it. He will surely be missed.i just seen this on Facebook. Sorry I missed the services.my prayers are with Larry and family.

Edwin Wrench

January 2, 2021

One of the best visited I had with him a little while back, Mr Johnson and Larry and their past family were and is the best friends a human can have. Blessings for all his friends and family, lost a good man knowing God will take care of his soul in the furture. PeeWee Wrench a sad friend.

Sharon Williams

January 2, 2021

Me. WO was a good man, it was an Honor just to know him. May God Bless the family and many friends during this Tremendous loss.

Sharon Williams

CHARLES JACKSON

January 1, 2021

Sure sorry to hear of W.O s passing...he was a good man..very talented...and always trying to help people...and good to the Clement Community. surely be missed.....Prayers to Larry and family..

Naomi Carter

January 1, 2021

I loved WO, Greta and Larry like they were my own family. WO cared for people and always made me feel like I was one of their family members. Time goes by so fast that we often don’t get to tell our loved ones all we wish we could, but I know that he knew he was special to our family and our lives. I will see WO and Greta again in Heaven. Love you all, Naomi Carter 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Eddie Smith

January 1, 2021

Mr. W.O. was such a wonderful kindhearted man who from the first time I met him opened his heart and his home to me. He has been such a faithful supporter of our community and Shiloh Church and will be missed by so many. Heaven is much brighter because he’s there , and I’m so thankful he’s not in our pass he’s in our future. But I’ll surely miss those deep AMEN’s while I’m preaching.

Kelly Lucas

January 1, 2021

WO has always been an extraordinary man. I’ve loved him my entire life. Used to love to go visit with my Daddy and wait for him to give me his special wave. He picked that right back up with Jenna. She has every dollar he’s ever given her and is very sad that her Uncle WO is gone. We are all broken hearted with his passing but we rejoice in knowing that he is home with his Savior, Mrs. Greta, his siblings, and the many friends that went on before him. I’ll see you again my handsome man and can’t wait to get my hug!!! I love you!!

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