Thomas E. Johnson

Greenville, North Carolina


Greenville, North Carolina


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Thomas Ernest "Doc" Johnson, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, after a long and valiant fight diabetes. Originally from Portsmouth, VA. he was a resident of the Tidewater area for his entire life and a member of New Creation United Methodist Church of Chesapeake.Tom graduated in 1973 with a BS...

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Mr. Johnson wasn’t my Teacher, but his carrying and kindness was well known amongst the students. I finally had the courage in 7th grade (1978 WBJH) to approach him, and tell him my learning struggles. This was way before ADHD, an various learning. He took the time, to listen, an understand ME. He was my “Learning Coach” that impacted my Life

I was the Virginia Pilot newspaper carrier for Mr Johnson’s neighborhood and on every Sunday I always picked up donuts and hung them on his door. Mr Johnson was a terrific teacher and took the time needed to help anyone. My son was a student and thought a lot of him as our family also did. Will be greatly missed.

Looking back on my school years, Mr. Johnson was the one teacher who sticks out as making an impression on my childhood. His positive personality and caring approach to education molded by the lives of countless kids. What greater honor than to be respected by students and influence the next generation. Thank you Tom for being a role model to thousands of kids.

The best teacher ever! He steered me towards a scholarship from the Sterling Point Garden Club to attend the Nature Camp in the mountains of VA. I now live at that camp as the residential caretaker and love it. Thanks Mr J....

My heart broke when I heart the news of Tom's passing. I lost a dear friend. Tom always had a joke to tell. He never complained, even during his darkest moments. I will miss his laugh, but most of all I will miss him. God speed, my friend.
Marie Nicolo

Sherry, my sympathy’s on the loss of your brother,Tom. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Jay Lilley was a student in 1990 at WBJHS
And your brother was his science teacher. Mr. Johnson was the best science teacher. Your brother was a wonderful,dedicated ,kind .and caring person.He will be missed by all who knew him.


Mr. Johnson was one of my favorite teachers. His kindness, patience and love of his profession were second to none. The world is a better place because he was part of it. My love and prayers are with his family.

Mr. Johnson,
Thank you for being such a great mentor and teacher. It is wonderful folks like you that we need more of. May you Rest In Peace and dance forever with your beautiful bride. We send prayers of comfort to your Daughter Jennifer. May she know that she has two of the best angels sitting on her shoulders to guide her. Many thanks for all the great memories.
Andrew Tempel