W. C. Johnson

Published 9:48 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2013

W. C. Johnson, 78, of Tuckaway Lane, Tryon died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum.

Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., he was the son of the late Otha and Tucora Miller Johnson. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, retiring in l980 as a Master Sergeant after 23 years of service. W. C. was a member of the St. Luke’s CME church, Tryon.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Rose Jackson Johnson; a daughter, Kristina Johnson of Spartanburg, S.C. and a sister, Lorena Cunningham of Tryon.

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Also surviving are five grandchildren Kaliana, Kaleb, Raquel, Trey Sean and Efrin Lowell and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Sean L. Johnson, who died in 2006; and a brother, Savannah Johnson.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tryon, with Rev. Eleanor Miller officiating.

Family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com