William Johnson, Sr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 20, 2008

William Donald Johnson, Sr., 86, died Monday, October 20, at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, VA.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.
A native of Northampton County, he was retired after 35 years of service as a Salesman with Davis & Company 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 of their home; two sons, William Donald Johnson, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Raleigh and Dan Johnson and his wife, Jewel, of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Heather Lyerly and her husband, David of Charlotte, Timothy Johnson and his wife, Heather of Raleigh, Bryan Johnson and his wife, Hannah, of Murfreesboro, and Brad Johnson of Greenville; two great grandchildren, Evan Johnson of Raleigh and Leah Lyerly of Charlotte; a brother-in-law, J.D. Carver and his wife, Elizabeth of Jackson.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Conway Baptist Church on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. with Rev.Willie McLawhorn and Rev. James Hester presiding. Burial will follow in the Town of Conway Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway, Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 P.M. and have 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.