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 www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences