Richard Eugene Johnson of Tabor City went home to be with Jesus at 8:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22. He was 75.
Born April 22, 1946 in Columbus County, he was the son of Toy and Elverta Johnson, who preceded him in death.
Richard was a US Navy Veteran and enjoyed his hobby of fishing with his best friends, Troy Hardee and Lavelle Coleman. He was a lifelong member of the VFW, and was a Master Mason of the Scottish Rite, Acacia Lodge #94, and a Shriner.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Johnson, and his four legged friend, Buddy, of the home; two brothers, Grady (Martha) Duncan of Chadbourn and Ronnie (Carolyn) Johnson of Lexington, South Carolina; and two sisters, Deanie Boyd of Mebane and Carrie (Jack) Rising of Tabor City.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Johnson and Arvell Duncan; and one sister, Dorothy Borino.
A funeral service was planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, in New Life Baptist Church, burial following in Myrtle Green Cemetery.
Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, NC 28472.
A guest register is available here.