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Donnie "Don" Ray Johnson

April 8, 1942December 30, 2020

Donnie "Don" Ray Johnson, age 78, of Morganton, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Don was born to the late Charlie Johnson and Anna Helton Johnson on April 8, 1942 in Knox County, KY. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. Don will be greatly missed.

Along with his parents, Don is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Johnson.

Those left behind to cherish Don's memory include his wife of 57 years, Linda Sue Thompson Johnson of the home; two sons, David and Dan Johnson, both of Morganton; a sister, Sylvia Wyatt of Clearwater, Florida; and two brothers, Tom Johnson (Diann) of Haslett, Michigan and Earl Johnson (Marilyn) of Lincoln Park, Michigan. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Rainhill Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Morganton. Face masks and social distancing will be appreciated.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Rainhill Wesleyan Church, 5763 Rainhill Church Rd, Morganton, NC 28655 or Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd, Valdese, NC 28690.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.


Donnie "Don" Ray Johnson

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Reponza Hill

January 16, 2021

Don was a very dear friend of mine. I had the honor of being his hairstylist for 25 years. He was the most gentle caring person. We shared many wonderful conversations and helped each other get through the tough times and laughed about the good ones. I will miss him terribly, but I wiIl see him again because I know he is with our Lord and savior and will be keeping watch over his family and friends. Till we meet again.

Patty Buckner

January 4, 2021

Don was a true Gentleman! I was honored to have Don in our family! He will be missed.

My sincere condolences to Linda and the family.

Patty Gillum Buckner

Margaret Blankenbeckley

January 2, 2021

Don was a wonderful person. A little quiet and reserved. Charles & I and our children, always enjoyed our times we spent together when Don & Linda lived in Michigan. Then after they moved to North Carolina, it was always a pleasure to visit with them whenever possible. Enjoyed their visits to Michigan, especially when they stayed with me. Don will be sorely missed by all. My heart goes out to the family, especially, Linda, for their great loss. I am all too familiar with what they are going thru. Time does not heal, as some say, but the pain becomes bearable. You are in my prayers. God is with you. Love Your Buddy

David Johnson

December 31, 2020

Incredible man and Incredible father. My father will be greatly missed.