Joseph Ray Johnson
Joseph Ray Johnson, 68, of Kenansville, NC passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was born on October 9,1952 in Durham, NC.
After graduating from James Kenan High School in Warsaw, NC, Ray began his career as a sales representative for Southeastern Electronics. Years later he had the opportunity to go into partnership with Page Audio/Video/Appliances in Warsaw. It continued to be a successful family business serving the community since 1945.
Ray remained an active supporter of the James Kenan High School football program throughout his life. In addition, he was a devoted NC State Wolfpack fan and member of the Wolfpack Club for 39 years.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Strickland Johnson; mother, Dorothy Bowden Johnson; mother-in-law, Doris Oldham Strickland; sister-in-law, Della Strickland Jones and family; a special aunt, Ann English; cousins, David (Sue) Clark, Sarah (Eddie) Pope, Charlotte (Ken) Bexley, David English and their families.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Warsaw United Methodist Church with Pastor Vito Bisogno officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends in the Fireside Room located at the church from 1:00 pm until the service hour. Viewing will be held at Community Funeral Home in Warsaw, NC on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 12 pm until 5:00 pm.
Donations may be made in Ray’s memory to Duplin County Animal Services, 117 Middleton Cemetery Lane, PO Box 950, Kenansville NC 28349-0950.
Gloria J Brown
9/23/2021 06:23:14 pm
Great friend and all around guy. JK Class of 1970.
9/23/2021 07:22:18 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Our prayers are with the family!
9/23/2021 10:37:39 pm
Ray was very special to my family and me. We all grew up together in Warsaw. Love and praying for his wife Donna, his mother, Dorothy and all of his and Donna’s family that loves him so much. Gone too soon. Rest In Peace, Ray. You will be missed.
Debby and Gary Scott
9/24/2021 06:26:07 am
Donna, we send our condolences. Please know we will hold you in our hearts and prayers. Debby and Gary.
Shirley Best Byrd Shirley
9/24/2021 07:04:28 am
So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for Donna, Dorothy, and all of their families. Ray was a lifelong friend of my siblings and me and a wonderful man. He will be missed. gone too soon.
Billy and Barbara O Jones
9/25/2021 06:54:14 am
Donna, We were so sorry to here about Ray. He was such a nice person. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Outlaw's Grocery & Hardware
9/25/2021 06:55:05 am
We are so sorry to here about Rays passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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