John Horace Johnson

March 31, 1946November 6, 2012
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John Horace Johnson, 66, of Marion, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Born on March 31, 1946 in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Horace Hugh Johnson and Blanche Lenora Lunsford Johnson. .

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the United States Army having courageously served three years during the Vietnam War. He was a Freemason and a member of the St. Andrew Masonic Lodge #702 in Charlotte.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Garmon Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hunter Johnson; daughters, Tammy Chung of Tampa, FL, and Marcie Stannard and her husband, Gavin of Marion; son, John “Lil’ John” Johnson and his wife, Alita of Dallas, NC; his six grandchildren, Sarah, Emily and Anthony Chung, Isiah Johnson, and Zane and Logan Gentry; brothers, Sonny Johnson and his wife, Cathy of Stanley, NC and Mark Johnson and his wife, Lynn of Stanley, NC; and his sister-in-law, Mary Lee Johnson of Gastonia.

John was extremely loving and especially proud of his six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home with the Reverend Bob Ritter officiating. Burial will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.

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Julie (Jewels) Rimmer

November 18, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Please, remember what I said, to talk to your Heavenly Father as if you are speaking to your Earthly Father. The Lord will give you comfort in the coming times.

Julie Rimmer (Jewels)

November 9, 2012

Tammy, I know how hard it is to give up a parent,but because of Jesus we know we'll see him again one day.Keep all the happy memories you shared and God will give the strength you nee at this time. Bonnie Murphy

Angie Brown

November 9, 2012

Praying for Gods strength for you all today and for months to come. Love you guys.

Cindy Johnson

November 9, 2012

Love and prayers to Carolyn and the rest of the family from cousin Leonard Johnson's family.

Pat Krause Stroud

November 9, 2012

Glenda, Marcy, Tammy, and John, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Cyndi Edwards

November 8, 2012

My heart and prayers go out to you all.. Uncle John was the most loving and caring man.. He will be missed and always loved...


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Clyde and Beverly Flynn

November 8, 2012

carolyn, we will keep you in our prays and our hearts. may GOD bless your family.

Lil John

November 8, 2012

Love You........Miss You.....Will see you again.

Debbie Willis

November 8, 2012

Although we only met John briefly, we know how loved and cherished he was. Our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly sad time.

Debbie, Clive and Lorna.