Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for William Harold Johnson


12/14/1935 - 06/19/2020


William Harold Johnson, age 84 of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, May 19, 2020.

He was born in South Carolina to the late Norman and Margie Derreberry Johnson. William enjoyed working outside, especially cutting firewood and working in the yard. He was a member of Canyon Road Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Rex Johnson; two brothers, Johnny Derreberry and Charles Truett; and four sisters, Doris, Dorothy, Bertha Lee and Vicki.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bertha Johnson; one son, Darren Johnson; one daughter, Julie Bridges and husband Van Phillips; one sister, Helen Truett; and five grandchildren, Marcus Brown, Cassandra Jenson, Selena Brown, Eli Johnson and Emma Johnson.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Blairsville, GA. Pastor Harold Stiles will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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