Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Herbert Focay Johnson

12/18/1942 - 09/20/2020

Herbert Focay Johnson, affectionately known as "Boozer", age 77 of Murphy, NC passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late George and Hattie Johnson. Herbert had worked as a bridge builder in the construction industry. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Trevis Johnson; one sister, Elizabeth "Liz" Summerous; and one grandson, Marcus Johnson.

Herbert is survived by one daughter, Sonya Johnson and her boyfriend Billy whom Herbert already considered to be his son; four brothers, Jason Johnson and wife Crystal, James "Zeke" Johnson and wife Evon, Bo Johnson and wife Gail, and Tony Johnson and wife Regita; four sisters, Barbara Ann Hall, Jorja Johnson, Jennifer Johnson Trammell and husband Ron, and Fannie Johnson and husband Lamar; one grandchild, Trevissa Johnson; four great grandchildren and 18 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Harold L. Holbrook, Jr will officiate. Music will be conducted by Annie Lloyd.

The family will receive friends from 12 pm - 2 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel.

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

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