MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Donald Irvin Johnson, 76, of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home . He was born May 19, 1936, in Surry County to the late Curtis Lester and Stella Atkins Johnson. He was retired from Mount Airy Furniture Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson was presently working for the Surry County recycling center at North Surry. Surviving are two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Elizabeth Fallin of Madison and Dorothy and Tommy Snow of Mount Airy and Leonard Hutchens, Cana, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Rumelle Cook of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a sister, Helen McMillian; and one brother, Curtis Lester Johnson Jr. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the St. Paul Church of the Brethren Church Cemetery conducted by Dr. David Sparks and the Rev. Doug Cockerham. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside by VFW Post 2019 and Post 9436 Pilot Mountain. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home for care give to Mr. Johnson during his illness. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.
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