James Clayton Johnson, age 84, of Plot Mountain, husband of Marlene Simmons Johnson, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Village Care in King. He was born May 15, 1936, in Surry County to the late James "Jim" and Ima Mae Bingman Johnson. He loved his Lord, his family, and friends. Clayton never met a stranger. He was retired from Mt. Airy Oil Company and was a farmer. Mr. Johnson was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Marlene S. Johnson of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Nadine and David Shelton; a son, Bradley Johnson; a grandson, Dwight Shelton; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Virginia T. Johnson; a brother-in-law and wife, Arvid and Joyce A. Simmons. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Joe Smith and Rev. Kevin Kilby. Burial will follow in the Indian Grove Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. Monday until time of the service at Moody Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to The Indian Grove Family Cemetery Fund, 488 Indian Grove Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030 or to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Drive, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Due to COVID-19 restrictions all people attending the service are requested to wear a mask. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.