James F. Johnson III

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 27, 2007

IVOR—James Franklin “Buck” Johnson III, 63, died Dec. 26, 2007, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, after a long illness.

Born in Southampton County he was the son of the late James Franklin Johnson, Jr. and Evelyn Seward Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was a retired farmer, a past member of Ivor Vol. Rescue Squad, and a member of Mill Swamp Baptist Church.

He loved farming, gardening, and his animals, and with his outgoing personality he never met a stranger and was devoted to his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joan Francis Johnson; two daughters, Karen Kelly and husband, Robert of Ivor, and Cynthia Lane and husband Richard of Surry; three “special” grandsons, Jameson, Austin and Owen; and two sisters, Carolyn Moncus and Donna Cornett, both of Windsor.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Purviance Chapel of J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Wakefield, with the Rev. Wayne Lowe Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow in Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Ivor.

The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ivor Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228, Ivor, VA 23866 or the Ivor Vol. Fire Dept., P. O. Box 213, Ivor, VA


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