OBITUARY

Mr. William H. "Bill" Johnson

November 15, 1925November 10, 2012

Mr. William H. “Bill” Johnson, 86, of Greensboro, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Westminster Gardens.

A native of Stokes County, Mr. Johnson was the son of Harvey and Eva Johnson. He graduated Valedictorian from King High School in 1942 and then attended Mars Hill Junior College. In 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Air Corps during World War II. After the military, Mr. Johnson earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from N.C. State University in 1949. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Barnabas Sunday School Class where he served as treasurer. He was a retired engineer supervisor for Western Electric (AT&T) with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club O. Henry Chapter serving as president and treasurer. He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a member of I.E.E.E. He enjoyed N.C. State football and basketball and was an avid attendee of the Greensboro Symphony and the N. C. State Friends of College Classical Music Symphony.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 54 years, Elanda “Leah” Johnson, and a sister, Ruth Johnson.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his children; Kay Raxter (Hugh) of Montgomery, Alabama, Jane Stine (Kenneth) of Apex, Linda Parrott (Tim) of Greensboro, sister, Betty J. Kauffman of Winston-Salem, brother, Richard Wade Johnson of King, and grandchildren; Dana Raxter Grimstad (Barry) of Auburn, Alabama, Tracy Parrott of Charlotte, Jeff Parrott of Blowing Rock and Will Stine of Apex.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home N. Elm St.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
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Mr. William H. "Bill" Johnson

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Charlotte Newcomb Barnes

November 22, 2012

Kay, Jane and Linda
I am so so sorry for your loss. I just saw in the church newsletter that your dad had joined your mom, and my parents, in heaven. I had been missing him at FBC. Without my well informed parents, I don't know who is ill or who has passed. I celebrate with you, the life well lived, he was an honorable man. My dad thought so much of your dad. I will always remember when my oldest was born, I had come over to Pender lane and my dad called your dad and he came up to see her and brought her the sweetest little socks with bunnies on them. God bless you al!!!
Neighbor during our growing up years.

Marcia Mathews Cinato

November 13, 2012

Kay, Jane, Linda,
You know I wish I could come and hold each of you tightly. The cd of our trio was all i could offer.My 3 girls are so sad too.After all, I was as close to your parents as if they were family and my children too.May they rest in peace and be lovingly remembered forever.

Marcia Mathews Cinato

November 13, 2012

Kay, Jane, Linda,
You know I wish I could come and hold each of you tightly. The cd of our trio was all i could offer.My 3 girls are so sad too.After all, I was as close to your parents as if they were family and my children too.May they rest in peace and be lovingly remembered forever.

Dianne Johnson

November 12, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of William's passing; my thoughts and prayers are with all members of his family.

A Distant Cousin from Stokes County

Staff TexWare

November 12, 2012

From the staff of TexWare, Montgomery, AL - May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
Tom, Bobbie, and Michelle

Joy Ozment

November 12, 2012

Linda and family, I wish to express my sympathy for your loss and to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Saralyn McDade

November 12, 2012

Dear Kay and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Father. Be blessed during this season of grief.

Barbara Goff

November 12, 2012

Linda and family I am so sorry for your loss. I will keepy you in my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY