Louis C. Johnson

Published 5:18 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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RICH SQUARE – Louis Carter Johnson, age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Vidant North Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Mr. Johnson was born on November 11, 1937 to Marvin Bernard Johnson and Irene Davis Johnson in Northampton County, NC. Louis spent his life in the farming industry, and he was President of Johnson Manufacturing Company from 1957 until 1981. After many years of working in other agriculture businesses he went to work for the NC Department of Agriculture where he was instrumental in the opening of the BOB MARTIN AG CENTER (Williamston, NC) as well as the opening of many Farmers Markets in NC and the beginning of the NC Mountain state Fair in Fletcher, NC (running 27 years now). He was an avid NC State fan, a member of the Eastern Cadillac Club, a shriner and part of the RAGTOPS and he was a Mason in the Masonic Hall in Pendleton. He enjoyed eating at many Bar-B-Que places across NC and was always looking for a new one. Another hobby of Louis’s in his early years was flying. He enjoyed flying his girls and would take friends and family on trips also. He was loved deeply by his family and many friends and will be missed GREATLY.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Catherine Taylor, and Thadys Dewar; and his brother, Marvin Johnson.

Louis is survived by two daughters, Pam Mihovch and husband C.C. of Wanchese, NC, and Susan Johnson of Winter Haven, FL; two sisters, Trilby Mays of Richmond, VA, and Miriam Rasberry of Farmville, NC; granddaughter, Ashley Hoggard of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandson, Brent Hymes and wife Sarah of Manteo, NC; three great-grandsons, Jase Hoggard, and Jaxen Hoggard, both of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Grayson Hymes of Manteo, NC; and great-granddaughter, Layla Koonce of Manteo, NC.

A private family graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton, NC, with Rev. John Porter, officiating, and due to COVID-19 restrictions face coverings are required and social distancing measures will be taken.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sudan Shriners, 403 East Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560 or Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/ search fund, type: Louis Johnson.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Johnson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.