William Robbin Johnson

Published 11:58 am Friday, April 22, 2022

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Mr. William Robbin Johnson, 68, passed Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Lexington Medical Center.

Born March 22, 1955 in Davie County, he was the son of the late William Henry Edwards Johnson and Elizabeth Mason Johnson.

Educated in the public schools of Davie County, he was a graduate of Davie County High School. Mr. Johnson also attended Elizabeth City State University and Winston-Salem State University.

His interest and intelligence carried him many places. He held many positions including fire marshall, machinist, truck driver, and kitchen staff. Employed by many places, he worked at RJR Tobacco Co. and was last employed and retired from O’Callahans Publick House. Mr. Johnson enjoyed free hand drawing, sketching, and painting. He was a passionate musician all of his life. He was an amazing drummer and instrumentalist. Loved jazz, westerns, cooking, and seeing different places. In recent months, he was able to some local traveling enjoying the mountains and scenic places.

He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Mocksville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Seresa Britton Mason.

Those left to cherish his memories: his daughter, Sheria White (Christopher) of High Point; former spouse and mother of his daughter, Gayle Hickman Neely of Statesville; grandchildren, Christopher White Jr., Dallas White, and Madison White of High Point; close family and cousins, Magalene Gaither of Mocksville, Shanlon Buchanan (Ronald) of Winston-Salem, and Rickie Hudson (Louise) of Salisbury; close friends and family, Louise F. Kilpatrick and family, Jane Clement and family, and the Grimm Town community.

Not just a father and grandfather, he was a special friend, brother, and like an uncle to many. He leaves a host of loved ones to cherish his memory.

Services will be held Friday, April 22 in the A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel, Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m.

Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home is assisting the Johnson family.

Online condolences: nobleandkelsey.com.