John Calvin Johnson “JC”, was born on September 2, 1928. He departed this life on March 8, 2019. He is the son of Wiley and Ida Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memory, children: Calvin Johnson (Monica), Thomas Johnson, Amy “Dianne” Johnson, Wayne Johnson (Kimberly), Terrence Stephens (Demetria) and Ida Johnson all of Durham, NC. One daughter in law Diann Johnson also of Durham, N.C.
Preceding his death, Glossie Johnson (wife), one son Frankie Johnson, one grandson Dezzi Johnson; brothers Thomas Johnson and Leroy Johnson both of Durham, NC,; sisters Ruth Sykes (New Jersey), Dorothy Johnson of Durham, NC, Lucille and Veora Johnson.
There are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren to continue his legacy. Also cherished, two beloved nieces, Beverly Weaver (Texas) and Sheila Wilkins (Florida).
He graduated from Hillside High School. He was Stewart’s Mate, First Class, of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a World War II era Veteran.
He was a business owner of JC Johnson’s Heating, Roofing & Air Conditioning Company. He started this business in 1952.
JC was a member and attended Bell-Yeager Baptist Church.
He enjoyed traveling on many bus trips with The Sportmen’s Club where he was a member and also played on their softball team. He was also a member of the Social Lite Club.
He followed and supported the NCCU Eagles Football team and was a serious and devoted Blue Devil Fan. He also loved going to the beach, playing cards and growing his tomatoes.
Funeral service will be at Bell Yeager Freewill Baptist Church, 128 E. Cornwallis Rd., on Friday, March 15, 2018, at 1:00 pm, visitation at 12:00 noon.
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