Mr. William Lawton Johnson, Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, in the Grayson Rehabilitation & Health Center in Independence, Virginia at the age of 78.

Mr. Johnson was born on December 21, 1941, to the late Lemuel and Mary Suttles Johnson. He was a member of the New Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Aberdeen. He was preceded in death by his son, Theodore Johnson; brothers, Hubert Johnson and Eugene A Johnson; his sister, Louise Westbrook

He is survived by his son, Billy Johnson and his wife, Bonnie of Southern Pines; his daughters, Laura Gwyn and her husband, Danny of Galax, VA, Teresa Black and her husband, Larry of Carthage; his brother Lemuel M. Johnson Jr. of Aberdeen; his sisters, Shirley Hearn of West End; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in the Highland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

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