Ray Hamilton Johnson, Sr.

July 5, 1949November 18, 2021

Ray Hamilton Johnson, Sr., 72, of Waynesboro passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his residence.

Born July 5, 1949, he was a son of the late Cecil Franklin, Sr. and Eva Virginia (Raines) Johnson.

Ray was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from Augusta Health and was a member of the Ambassador Holiness Church in Waynesboro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Marie Allen, Joyce Snead, Delores Eskew and Cecil Johnson, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Moore) Johnson; son, Ray Johnson, Jr. and wife, Kim; daughters, Natasha Johnson, Tracy Leach; sisters, Shirley Fitzgerald, Tessie Atkins and husband, Roger, Dorothy Campbell and husband, Leonard; brother, William Johnson; grandchildren, Owen Ray Johnson, Zoie Leach, Joshua Leach, Breydan Herring, Dylan Herring, Kenneth Everett, Hayden Everett, Kaigen Everett, Timothy Everett, Samuel Everett, Melissa Everett and Azrael Leach.

A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Straightway Ambassador Holiness Church, 247 N. Augusta Ave., Waynesboro with Brother Fred Canter officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be David Moore, William Moore, Jr., Michael Louck, David Perry, David Fortune and Aaron Eavey.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main St., Waynesboro, Va. 22980.

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Lisa McCray

November 21, 2021

Ray and family, we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing! You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I’m sure you have many wonderful memories with your dad. Always hard to lose a parent but you know God’s promise, you will be with him again. Love, Lisa and Earl McCray

Jennifer (McDaniel)Trail

November 20, 2021

To Carol, Tracey, Ray, and Tasha, and the rest of the family I know Ray loved so much.
I will always remember Ray as the kindest, gentlest, man I have ever known. Always ready with that Johnson smile. Even though his life wasn't easy at times, his spirit was always so sweet. Carol, you made his life all the more sweeter when you walked in. I saw first hand what a great wife you were to him and how much he loved you. Tracey, I used to see the way his eyes lit up when you were around. He loved you and Kenny like his own. I know you brought him so much joy. Ray and Tasha, even though our lives have drifted apart you have been with me in my heart and in our many memories. I love you all so much and morn with you. Soon we will all be together where we won't have to say goodbye.

David & Donna Morris

November 20, 2021

Natasha & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Love &Prayers

Wayne Bowles

November 20, 2021

Ray had a quiet presence about him. He was someone who could be counted on. Ray will be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace.

Randy Sims

November 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to each family member and loved one. May God give each strength, comfort, and peace. Ray was a wonderful individual, and was always so kind. He was always smiling, and represented Christ Jesus. He will be greatly missed, and leaves wonderful memories. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.


November 19, 2021

Prayer’s to the Johnson family.
I have known Ray most of my life, met him when we were both young, used to lift weight’s with him.
I remember those days fondly, and we would always talk about the old days when we met out someplace.

Debbie Spencer

November 19, 2021

My deepest sympathy for Ray, Natasha, Carol and rest of the family. God keep you all in His loving arms during this difficult time. Love. Debbie

Wanda Breeden

November 19, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.