Obituary for Richard Melvin Johnson of West End

Richard Melvin Johnson, 93, of West End, passed on Wednesday, May, 17 2023 at Dahlia Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehab in Aberdeen. 

A graveside service will be held 11am Saturday, May 20th 2023 at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Eastwood with Pastor Charles Garrison officiating.  

Mr. Johnson was born Aug 17, 1929 in Orange County to the late Levert Rudd Johnson and Selina (Sykes) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of over 65years, Iris Josephine Thornton; two sons, Richard Ronald Johnson and wife Linda of Albemarle and Eddie Richard Johnson and fiancé Vicky of West End; two daughters, Elaine Woodruff and husband Dale of West End, and Robin Harrill and husband Dallas of West End; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Moore and her husband Richard; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Johnson; and several brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers or memorial donations can be made in memory of Richard Johnson to the Calvary Christian School at 400 South Bennett St. Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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