William Johnson Sr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 21, 2008

William D. Johnson Sr.
CONWAY, N.C.—William Donald Johnson Sr., 86, died Oct. 20, at Southampton Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He had been preceded in death by his parents, Mina Davis and Levi Newborn Johnson and a sister, Mary Virginia Moore.
Mr. Johnson was a native of Northampton County, he was retired after 35 years of service as a Salesman with Davis & Co. of Conway.
His memberships included Conway Baptist Church where he was a Deacon having served as their Chairman at one time, Sanctuary Choir member for over 30 years, taught Sunday School for the Junior Boys Class, and had been a leader of the RA’s.
Also, he served on the Conway Board of Commissioners from 1972 to 1983 and was a charter member of the Conway Volunteer Fire Department where he served until his retirement.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Willie Mae Carver Johnson; two sons, William Donald Johnson Jr. and wife Sharon of Raleigh, N.C. and Dan Johnson and wife Jewel of Murfreesboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Heather Lyerly and husband David of Charlotte, N.C., Timothy Johnson and wife Heather of Raleigh, Bryan Johnson and wife Hannah of Murfreesboro and Brad Johnson of Greenville, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Evan Johnson of Raleigh and Leah Lyerly of Charlotte; a brother-in-law, J.D. Carver and wife Elizabeth of Jackson, N.C. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Conway Baptist Church today at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Willie McLawhorn and James Hester presiding.
Burial will follow in the Town of Conway Cemetery.
Bridgers Funeral Home, Conway, is handling arrangements.
The family has requested that anyone wishing to share a memorial gift may do so to the Conway Volunteer Fire Department or to the Conway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 160, Conway, NC 27820.