John Johnson

John Johnson

John Howard Johnson, 83, of 1735 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, July 12, 2013 at his residence.  A native of Horry County, SC, he was the son of the late Kelly Thurman Johnson, Sr., and Eva Sawyer Johnson and the husband of Audrey Bishop Johnson of the residence.  He was a retired carpenter with Norshipco, and had worked at the Weeksville Recycling Center.  He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, a member of the American Legion Post 40, and a loving father.

Besides his wife he is survived by four daughters, Janice Elliott and husband Ronnie, Beverley Hurdle, Helen Meads and husband Kevin, and Sarah Johnson all of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Phillip Johnson of Elizabeth City; three brothers, Eugene Johnson of Conway, SC, Robert Johnson of Columbia, SC, and Douglas Johnson of Newport News, VA; seven grandchildren, Derek Hurdle, Johnathan Elliott, Megan Hurdle, Rachel Rowe, Blake Johnson, Craig Johnson, and Victoria Collins; and his canine companion, Bud.  He was pre-deceased by a son, Craig Howard Johnson.

A graveside funeral service will be Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at other times at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to SPCA Of Northeastern NC, PO Box 1772, Elizabeth City, NC 27906.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Johnson family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Milton and Beth Tadlock

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I will be thinking of the family at this time.

  2. Billy & Gearldean Thompson

    Janice and Family, our deepest condolence’s to you, God bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

  3. Rhonda & Jesse Wood

    Helen & Family, Very sorry to hear about Mr. Johnson. Thoughts & prayers are with you all .

    With Sympathy,
    Rhonda & Jesse Wood

  4. Dale and Tammy Meads

    Helen and Kevin we’re so sorry for your loss. If there’s anything we can do please give us a call we’re praying for you and your family.

  5. Helen Harris

    Beverly and Helen,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Helen Temple Harris

  6. Steven and Jennifer Bernhard

    Our sincere condolences to the Johnson Family. May God bless and comfort you through your sadness.

  7. Tommy and Stephanie Ambrose

    We are sorry to read about the passing of Mr. John John. Our thoughts are with your family during this sad time.

  8. Sonny and Debbie Hamill

    We are sorry for your loss of Mr JJ he was a very good friend and he will be missed our prayers are with the family God Bless You All.

  9. Judy & Ray Cox

    Mr. Johnson was a friend and good neighbor for many years. We have lots of good memories of your family. Wish we could be there with you all. Keeping you in prayer. With love, Judy & Ray

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