Billy Joe Johnson, age 71, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 5, 1948 in Wilkes County to Otha and Grace Long Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a US Army Veteran and a member of Mtn. View Baptist Church in Windy Gap. He loved his grandchildren, hunting, gardening and racing. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leon Johnson; and sisters, Foda Gregory, Peg Thompson and Nancy Ivey.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Smith Johnson; son, John Matthew Johnson and spouse Autumn of Wilkesboro; daughter, Marcia Johnson of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Austin Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Silas Cooke, Jake Cooke; and a very special friend, Grady Oakley of Hamptonville.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Mtn. View Baptist Church in the Windy Gap Community with Rev. William Souther and Grady Oakley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mtn. View Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 on Saturday, prior to the service. The family has requested no flowers. Memorials may be made to Mtn. View Baptist Church, c/o Linda Johnson, 638 Mtn. View Church Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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