Richard M. Johnson

Richard Melvin Johnson, 93, of West End, passed Wednesday, May, 17 2023 at Dahlia Gardens

Center for Nursing and Rehab, in Aberdeen.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 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 65 years, Iris Josephine Thornton; two sons, Richard Ronald Johnson and wife, Linda, of Albemarle, and Eddie Richard Johnson and fiancee, Vicky, of West End; two daughters, Elaine Woodruff and husband, Dale, of West End, and Robin Harrill and husband, Dallas, of West End; 14 grandchildren; 19 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, memorial donations can be made in memory of Richard Johnson to the Calvary Christian School, 400 South Bennett St., Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.