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Paul Edward Johnson

November 15, 1938 November 29, 2018
Paul  Edward  Johnson
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Obituary for Paul Edward Johnson

Mr. Paul Edward Johnson, age 80 of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Florida.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Brady Hayworth, Rev. Jim Wyatt, Rev. Phil Chapman, and Dr. Charles Whipple officiating. Burial will be in Ladonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born November 15, 1938 in Surry County to John Frank and Olevia Hemmings Johnson. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was the owner/operator of Quality Control, Inc.

To know Paul is to love family, all things old, fishing, hunting, but most of all, “God.” Paul came to Wilkes from Surry County in 1961 and worked for the Coca Cola company. In 1983, Paul began his pest control business with more concern for his employees than himself. In addition to his employees, he loved “old” log houses, barns and bringing them back to life. He started collecting and repurposing 100-year-old logs first on the family farm in Surry County. Over the next 25 years he built 8 log homes in Blowing Rock, NC. It started as a hobby and like all things he was involved with, he put his “hands-on” work ethic to work and enjoyed every minute of the process. He worked with many builders and listened to their suggestions, but in the end it was built just as he envisioned.

While his life and business moved in a positive direction he enjoyed seeing his daughter grow and become a dedicated minister of music. Nothing made him happier than to see his daughter doing God’s Will. Paul also loved music and was the choir director at Pleasant Grove for 35 plus years. He also taught Sunday School and was an active deacon. His wife was the love of his life and best friend. They enjoyed getting out and taking car rides and loved traveling all over the country. But nothing put a smile on his face more than when he talked about his two beautiful granddaughters. They were his world and he loved to brag on them and their accomplishments.

He was preceded in death by his parents a son; Paul Edward Johnson, Jr. three brothers; Greer Johnson, Otis Johnson and Bernie Johnson, two sisters; Vera Moseley and Dorothy Riggs.

He is survived by his wife; JoAnn Simcox Johnson of the home, one daughter; Larisa Leapley and husband Mickey of North Wilkesboro, two grandchildren; Olivia Ann Leapley, Sydney Elizabeth Leapley, four sisters; Foy Younger and husband Birchard, Georgie Mosley all of Mt. Airy, Kathleen Hege and husband Alex of Lexington, Geraldine Sykes and husband Rayburn of Mt. Airy and three brothers; Wade Johnson and wife Mary Lou, Billy Gray Johnson and wife Rita, Jimmy Johnson and wife Nelda all of Mt. Airy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Go To Nations (M464-Atwood), PO Box 10305, Jacksonville, FL 32247

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6:00 PM 12/4/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/4/2018 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States





11:00 AM 12/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Pleasant Grove Bapt Church

260 N NC Hwy 16
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Pleasant Grove Bapt Church
260 N NC Hwy 16 Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Ladonia Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

163 Raven Knob Road
Mt. Airy, NC 27030

163 Raven Knob Road Mt. Airy 27030 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Go To Nations (M464-Atwood)

PO Box 10305
Jacksonville, FL 32247

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