BURLINGTON - Mr. William Franklin "Billy" Johnson, 81, of 412 Tarleton Avenue, Burlington, died at Alamance Regional Medical Center on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:03 p.m.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Greta Jones Johnson, who survives, and the son of Guy Johnson and Ossie Hanford Johnson, both deceased. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps
, serving during the Korean Conflict
. Billy retired from Glen Raven Mills and was owner and operator of Johnson Awning Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Graham.
In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include a daughter, Laura Johnson Lougee and husband Jonathan of West Palm Beach, Fla.; son, Guy Johnson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; four grandchildren, Megan Lougee, Adam Lougee, Matthew Johnson and Stuart Johnson; great-grandson, Jonathan Lougee; two sisters, Helen Clark of Burlington and Barbara Hunt of Asheboro; brother, Jim Johnson of Claremont, N.C.; and uncle, Tom Hanford of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Johnson; and brother, Jack Johnson.
The funeral service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church of Graham on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Kevin Baker, with the family receiving friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery with military honors. At other times the family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Graham, 303 North Main Street, Graham, NC 27253.
Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com