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Howard Allison Johnson, Sr.


Howard Allison Johnson, Sr., age, 73 passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Howard  was born in High Point, N.C. and was a graduate of Marion Senior High School. He served his country in the Army and the Army Reserve for 28 years where he was an E7 Sergeant First Class. He retired from UPS after 35 years of service. Howard belonged to the Black Wolf HOG Chapter 1995 and enjoyed many road trips riding his Harley. He was an avid viewer of Fox News, enjoyed working crossword and sudoku puzzles and was a faithful member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Howard was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who treasured the time with his family.

He  was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Johnson; parents, Allison Boyd Johnson and Mary Susan Matkins Johnson; and brother, John Johnson.

Howard is survived by his daughter, Terri Dattilo and husband, Kevin, of Franklin,  Tenn.; sons, Jay Johnson and wife, Tracy of Bristol, V., Kenny Johnson of Franklin Tenn., and Travis Bopp and husband, Jason of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Ethan, Justin, Allie, Tyler, Christian, Dustin, and Kaitlyn; seven great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Sheila Elledge of Marion, Va.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 676 Island Road, Bristol, Va. 24201 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or woundedwarriorproject.org.

To share memories of Howard Allison Johnson, Sr., please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Howard’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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I will always remember how friendly and upbeat Howard always was ... always a gentleman.you will be missed Friens . Tell all those UPS MEN up in Heaven we miss them too . We'll be seeing you all soon. Love u , Howard. . Love , Rhonda Williams Canter and famiky

Rhonda Canter Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Johnson, Sr.

Rhonda Canter Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Joan and I extend our love and deepest sympathy. We were shocked and saddened to learn of Howard's death. He was a good neighbor and it was a pleasure to know him and his family over the years. Howard and I worked together as election officers at the John Battle High School Precinct for many years. I always enjoyed his company and the way he made sure that everything was carried out in accordance with the official procedures. He treated everyone with dignity, fairness, and kindness; and his cool demeanor and warm smile made for a pleasant and rewarding experience. He will be sorely missed!

Ron and Joan Harrington Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Terri and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Tom and I so enjoyed spending time with your Dad and getting to know him the past couple of years. He was such a joy to be around and I loved the way his face would just light up when he would speak of you all, his beloved family. We're praying for you all and sending hugs too.

Tom & Teresa Hurd (Hickory NC) Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Howard; We knew him and his mother and father and his brother, John for many years. They were our neighbors in Meadowview, VA. Really good neighbors and friends for many years. May all the good memories help you through your grief now. Pauline and Fred Buckles

Pauline Buckles Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Johnson, Sr.

Pauline Buckles Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Jerry and Mary Graham would like to express how deeply sorrowful our hearts are to lose such a wonderful friend. We will truly miss family gatherings at Howards house. Jerry will miss motorcycle adventures with Howard. He loved him like a big brother. Fervent prayers are lifted to God for this precious family. We love love you most always and forever.

Jerry Graham Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Howard Johnson, Sr. If our Sheriffs Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Blake Andis Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Howard Johnson, Sr.

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