George “Johnny” S. Johnson

Published 6:04 pm Monday, July 30, 2018

June 18, 1928 – July 28, 2018

George “Johnny” Samuel Johnson, 90, of 163 Waterfront Road, Columbia, died late Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Johnson County, Tennessee on June 28, 1918, he was the son of the late Samuel Mitchell and Julia Eva Loyd Johnson.  He was married to Jeannette Gullihugh Lowe-Johnson who survives.

Johnny was a veteran of the United States Navy and received the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged in 1950.  He and his wife operated an eatery in Columbia alongside the Scuppernong River for several years.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Columbia Chapel of Bryan Funeral Service.  Steve Bryan and Mike Martin will officiate.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Allan W. Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, David M. Johnson of Currituck NC, Gary Langford Johnson of Columbia and Joey Johnson of Knotts Island NC; a brother, James Grady Johnson of Lakeland, FL and a sister, Mildred J. Patterson of Fellsmere FL; numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials  be directed to the Tyrrell County Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia NC 27925.

The family will receive friends during the hour prior to memorial service beginning at Noon on Wednesday.