John Dewar Johnson




Fuquay-Varina – John Dewar Johnson, age 90, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church, 238 Chalybeate Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.

John was preceded in death by his parents, “Pete” Ray Brogden Johnson and Myrtle Dewar Johnson; sister, Kay Matthews; and infant daughter, Debbie.

John served as an airplane mechanic in the Air Force during the Korean War. He later owned and operated R.B. Johnson Company, was the NC Distributor for BMW motorcycles for many years, and owned a RC airplane shop. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of seventy and a half years, Mattie Louise Blanchard Johnson; daughter, Karen Johnson Duke of Fuquay-Varina, NC; sisters, Judy Stephens and husband, Elwood of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Frances Warren of Middlebury, VT; grandsons, Major Joshua Duke of Pace, FL, and Christian Duke and wife, Victoria of Garner, NC; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Caden and Beau; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church