Robert Glenn "Junior Johnson" Johnson Jr.
1931 - 2019
BORN
1931
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Robertson Funeral & Cremation Service
10310-300 Feldfarm Lane
Charlotte, NC
Friday afternoon, Junior Johnson passed away peacefully with those he loved nearby. To the world, he was the 'Last American Hero,' but to us he was simply Dad. Our time with him barely overlapped with his racing career, but he gave us the last, and greatest, laps of his life. No amount of time, no matter how long, could have ever been enough to spend together. He never missed a night of telling us 'I love you' before bedtime, or how proud he was that we were becoming the people he'd raised us to be. He was a courageous man, a generous friend, a loving and dedicated husband, and the best father anyone could've asked for. He lives on through us, the many lives he touched, and in the sport to which he gave so much.

We would like to thank everyone who has reached out or shared a kind story about our Dad, and we are deeply grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support. It has been a comfort to us all during this difficult time.

We love you Dad,

Sissy and Robert


Published by Charlotte Observer on Dec. 22, 2019.
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I have been a race fan all my life plus it was my good fortune to get to know and spend many good hours with Jr at his shop/kitchen at his home.Also know Robert and Sissie and Lisa,what a family and Jr was so proud of them all. I know this is some big loss to you all.
I crossed paths with many NASCAR people,all great but Jr rose above them all,he was a true one of a kind,awesome person to talk
withstories,wow,his expierences were s9mething special.
My good wishes to the family.
Regards,Jack Mills
Jack Mills
January 24, 2020
Does the family have any preferences for charities to receive gifts in his memory?
Rebecca Lerback
December 31, 2019
Growing up in the midwest, I was always a fan of USAC and NASCAR. Living in North Carolina during the 1970s was the icing on the cake as I was able to take in races at North Wilkesboro, Rockingham, Charlotte, Talledega and Darlington. Junior Johnson and David Pearson were two of my favorites. Now they are both in a better place. Thank you fellows for giving me memories I'll never forget and racing will not be the same without you.
Frank Krivitz
December 31, 2019
Jr Johnson was one of my favorites...
Butch Greene
December 30, 2019
Junior Johnson is a man of integrity who's dignity was never to be challenged! Junior was a hard working and caring man through out his life. "Junior Johnson's legacy "the draft man" will live on for as long as racing lives! I respect the mans skills
Enzo Palumbo
December 27, 2019
My most deepest and sincere condolences to the Johnson Family and Thank them for sharing Junior with us.

Growing up in the Midwest, I adapted Juniors style of driving for the snowy winter and the cat & mouse games with my buddies, I was untouchable !

My prayers were acknowledged when TV started showing the races, and everyone knew that ' Look ' from Junior as it was all about the race.

Rest in Peace Junior
Donnie Copp
December 27, 2019
Lisa, kids, Steve and family,
Truly sorry to hear of Juniors passing, he truly was a good man and an icon. I will always remember coming to the race shops with and to the house when it was being built with Steve and Junior always treated me like he had known me all my life. Know you are in my prayers for peace and comfort.
Allen Wease
December 26, 2019
Junior was not perfect, but no man is. He was a compassionate friend who helped so many employees and friends throughout the southeast. My dad and I stopped by the race shop on the way home from Baptist Hospital, where the Cancer Doctor had told dad there was nothing else that could be done. Junior told dad, "If you want to go to Mayo or Walter Reed to see what they say, just let me know and I will have a jet ready for you to go. That friendship means a lot to me still today. So many fans got to see him at racetracks, but I was so lucky to be able to call him friend.
Bill Fletcher
December 24, 2019
My dad and I were leaving the NWS after a race in the late 70's. We were looking for an alternative route back to 421. We stopped at an old store for a minute. Little did we know it was across the street from Junior's home. They told us to pull around back, Junior wouldn't care. They were right. Junior came out of his house and posed for pictures with us. Junior really was The Last American Hero.
Jay McDaniel
December 24, 2019
first race i went to was 1963 atlanta 500.white # 3 was on the pole. will never forget the sound of that car coming offturn 4.R.I.P. junior.
lanice adams
December 23, 2019
Junior was a good friend of my father and Mother for a long time. I will keep you all in my prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Mary Jo White Phipps
December 23, 2019
He was a great uncle to me during my childhood through adulthood. A great role model. I'm sure you will miss him immensely.
Van and Debbie Johnson
December 23, 2019
A true racer,that received Gods Checker Flag.The best all a round an a true hero.Yes buddy you will be missed.RIP.buddy !!!!!!
Ronnie Grayson
December 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Junior's family and friends.

Godspeed Junior.
Sue & Tom Wierzbicki
December 23, 2019
Growing up in North and South Carolina in the 50's and 60's, my father was a huge NASCAR fan and I had the opportunity to see races in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Shelby. Martinsville and we had a box on the backstretch at Darlington during what I consider the Gold Age of NASCAR. Junior Johnson was a true "Super Star". I am 70 years old now and I can still remember JJ running until he won or the car failed. So many great memories! Rest in Peace....You will always be remembered.
Jake Vickers
December 23, 2019
Rita & Sam Powell
December 23, 2019
so sorry to hear of your loss he will truly be missed by many
jeffrey wood
December 23, 2019
A feeling I cant describe hit me so hard when I heard my long time friend, boss and hero had passed away. I could never express how grateful I have been to have Junior in my life. He will forever be my hero and the man I always looked up to. To his family we are so sad for your loss of husband and dad.
Roger and Carol Gregory
December 22, 2019
a great driver,car owner and pioneer of NASCAR and even a better human being!
cecil nichols
December 22, 2019
I walked into the ABC store and grabbed a 100 proof jar of Moonlight and started declaring my loyalty to Junior Johnson and the gal behind the counter said I heard news earlier that Junior passed on. That's how I found out. I went home did boilermakers and cried watching videos of JJ on youtube. I saw him race in 1962 in a Cotton Owens Pontiac at my 1st NASCAR event at the CMS World 600. He alone turned out to be the biggest reason I still support NASCAR 100%. I still drive with my arm on the ledge of the window in JJ mode! I'm the Metrolina Kid from Cramerton NC and a proud Dixie Boy. Full of red clay dirt from just breathing at the tracks and proud to sign Mr. Johnson's Legacy. He is my hero. Celebrate him! He earned the the iconic status. He is loved and missed.
December 22, 2019
A true hero in every book RIP
Rixk Barber
December 22, 2019
My heart is sadden to hear of your passing today I will keep the memories we shared and the rest of your family . I am told that we are all on Gods time,and to have eternal peace is to be with God ! So I wish you peace and eternal life in the here after my friend until we meet again ! To your family I send my condolences and pray for their peace.
Neil Collins
Acquaintance
December 22, 2019
you have been a true legend in my life my dad always talked about how great you were you joined him up there now you can take him racing you will be missed here on earth but God has work for you to do up there Junior take them for some rides and go fast my thoughts and prayers are with you all I am so sorry for your loss but God surely did gain a true Legend go fast Junior...with love from Huntersville North Carolina from our family to yours... James Family
Victoria James
December 22, 2019
You were one of a kind here in the North Carolina area Huntersville area and I have so many memories of you threw my dad which you joined you will be missed here you were one of a kind God bless your family threw this time of need my prayers go out to you all I am so sorry for your loss but God gain a true legend...with love true fans now you can speed all you want GodSpeed Junior
Victoria James
December 22, 2019
Forever Junior Johnson,he will never be forgotten.God bless him.
Cowboy
December 22, 2019
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