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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday April 9th, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday April 9th, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday April 9th, 2016
2:30pm - 3:00pm

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William Howard Johnson

William (Minner) Howard Johnson, age 75 of Marion, Va., passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born January 13, 1941 to the late Elmer Ray and Dorothy L. Johnson in Smyth County, Va. He honorably served our country in the United States Army prior to Vietnam. Mr. Johnson was owner and operator of Holiday Gulf Filling Station for a number of years. Following his ownership of the station, he ran the Frontier Restaurant in Marion, Va., and drove for Dave Thomas Towing and Trucking prior to retiring in 2015. He was well loved by all who knew him and had made numerous friendships over the years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Owens. Mr. Johnson is survived by his sister Clara (Tootsie) Naron and husband, Russell of Florida; one grandson, William Ray Johnson of Marion; daughter-in-law, Margie Stringer Johnson of Marion, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial services to honor Mr. Johnson’s life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Reverend Mike Sage officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Johnson Family.

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Our hearts and prayers go out to you for your lose. Minner will be missed by many.

Steve Guy Blue Ridge Freight Sysytems Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM

Billy Ray: So sorry for the loss of your grandfather.......my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sharon Pruitt Halsey Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

Margie & Billy Ray, We are saddened to hear about Minner's passing. He was a good friend and we loved listening to his stories, jokes, and adventures for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both! Martha & Mark

Martha & Mark Powers Mar 29 2016 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear Billy. I never new minner was your grandad. He and my dad were good friends for many years. I remember talking to him at the frontier when I was a kid. Good man, I know he'll be missed.

Steve Patrick Mar 29 2016 12:00 AM