Harry Robert Johnson, age 85, of Taylorsville went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his residence. Born in Alexander County on May 11, 1935, the son of the late Arthur and Dolly Johnson. Harry was retired from Broyhill Furniture where he worked in the shipping department for 38 years. He was a faithful member at East Taylorsville Baptist Church, attending the Auditorium Sunday School class. Harry was also a Nascar fan and enjoyed going to Gatlinburg. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. Harry will truly be missed but will forever be in our hearts. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by two infant daughters; brothers Frank & Sam Johnson; and sisters Christine Hollar, Margaret Holsclaw, Dorothy Caldwell, and Millie Johnson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of almost 59 years, Geraldine Russell Johnson; daughter Sharon George & husband Anthony; grandson Paul Tyler George; brothers Ross Johnson & wife Lorene; sister-in-law Sue Johnson; along with many nieces and nephews.
Harry will lie-in-state on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Service and, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. A private graveside services will be held. Rev. Jamie Steele and Pastor Justin Johnson will be officiating.
Pallbearers include Jeff Johnson, Michael Swink, Justin Johnson, Jonathan Watts, Chad Pennell and Rev. Sammy Kiser.
Memorials may be made to the local American Cancer Society c/o Kendra Dyson at 57 Kendra Lane; Taylorsville, NC 28681. The family would like to say a special thank you to Carolina Caring, Carolina Oncology, and the caregivers that came out to the home during this time to help take care of Harry. We truly appreciate you all.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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