Glenn Magnus “Stumpy” Johnson

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MURFREESBORO – Glenn Magnus Johnson, affectionately known as “Stumpy”, died on Monday, March 18 at Halifax Regional Medical Center.

Born on February 17, 1926 on the Johnson family farm in the Pinetops area of Northampton County he was the eldest and only son of the late Georgia Futrell Johnson and Luther Thomas Johnson. He married Margaret Futrell Johnson, a loving marriage that lasted sixty four years, and to this marriage was born a daughter and a son. Mr. Johnson was a member of Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church where he held many positions over the years, including Deacon Emeritus.

Mr. Johnson was extremely proud of his service in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippine Islands during his tour. He was able to attend the World War II Memorial Dedication in Washington, DC with a group of Veterans from Northampton County. He enjoyed sports, especially playing and coaching baseball and softball, and was a lifelong Tarheel fan. Everyone who knew him was aware of that fact!  He also pulled for the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Braves.  Mr. Johnson was a retired farmer and a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather – a family man who loved his family dearly.

Preceding him in death other than his parents are his granddaughter, Amanda Starr Gay; son-in-laws, William Marvin Gay and Gary Finton Warren; sister, Geneva Johnson Barrow; and cousins Blanche Joyner Bryant and Cynthia Bryant Vinson.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Futrell Johnson; daughter, Debra J. Gay Warren; son and his wife, Glenn Magnus Johnson, Jr. (Bunky) and Ilona Strahl Johnson;  grandchildren, Charity Elizabeth Gay Morris (Betsy) and her husband Jason Scott Morris, Brooke Nicole Johnson, Tyler Michael Priest and Michelle Ingrid Priest; and great grandchildren, William Henry Hatchett Morris, Elizabeth Scott Morris and Kendall Madison Priest.  Also surviving are his sisters, Georgia J. Burgess, Alta J. Lane, Mildred J. Brown and husband, Brandt, Pearl J. Daniels and husband, John, Mary J. Ledden and husband, Charles, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Tuesday March 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and his funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. David Ross presiding. Burial will follow in Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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