Jerry E. Johnson- age 76 a resident of Oxford, died Thursday December 17, 2009 in Wake Med in Raleigh. A native of Vance County, he was the son of the late Sam and Myrtle Haithcock Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a member of Delrayno Baptist Church, the Loyal Order of Moose and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed by Butner Public Safety.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. from Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rick Clayton and the Rev. Hilton Moore. The Johnson family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, 1:00 P.M. until 1:45 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Jean Sherman Johnson; one son, Mike Ward of Bullock; two daughters, Lisa Hart, Jerri Overby, both of Oxford; and one sister Onita Clayton of Durham; five grandchildren, Jessie Poole, Aaron Poole, Michael Ward, Jr., Michele Ward and Whitney Cox; two great-grandchildren, Riley Marie Ward and Grant Shields Harvell. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Edi Poole; a brother, Billy Johnson and a sister, Majesty J. Grissom.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Delrayno Baptist Church, 208 Rayland Street or Antioch Fire Department, c/o Mac Peace, 4093 Charlie Harris Road, Oxford, NC 27565. For online condolences go to www.gnvfh.com and select obituaries. Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is in charge of assisting the Johnson family.