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John Clark Johnson: Huntersville

1928 – 2019

     John Clark Johnson of Huntersville passed away Monday, Feb. 18, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. He was 91.

     Born in Tabor City on Feb. 11, 1928, he was the son of the late Wilford and Bessie Williams Johnson.

     He was educated in Columbus County Schools, Fayetteville State University and North Carolina A&T State University, and was a veteran of the US Army who served during the Korean Conflict.

     He was also a devoted member and leader of Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church.

     He began his teaching career in Tabor City, where he also served as basketball coach and referee. He retired from West Charlotte Senior High after 30 years of service to the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System.

     Survivors include his wife, Ruth Thomas Johnson; four daughters; Wanda Baker, Winnie Butler, Donnae Johnson, and Rachel “Kristy” Johnson Spence; three siblings; Ruby Jones, Carl Richardson, and Clarence Richardson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and other aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Visitation was planned from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 25, at Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church, 3545 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.

     Funeral services were to follow at noon.

     Military honors and burial was planned to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.

     A guest register is available here.