Mr. Thomas Clayton "T.C." Johnson, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Surry County to Hiram Lewis Johnson and Nannie Inman Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Johnson; a grandson, Eric Johnson; and a sister, Ruth Johnson. He was a retired truck driver with Roadway and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a ham radio enthusiast. On Dec. 29, 1964, he was married to the former Eleanor Fritz, who survives, of the home. Also surviving are three daughters, Lisa Johnson of Black Mountain and Dianne Leonard and Sherrie Starczewski, both of Winston-Salem; a son, Larry Johnson and his wife, Jean, of High Point; a brother, Jim Johnson and his wife, Geneva, of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Ocho Lee McCollum of Kernersville and Eula Mae Vaughn of Westfield; four grandchildren, Darian Johnson, Ashleigh Good, Joe Overcash and Rhonda Woodruff; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Wallburg Chapel, with Dr. Barry Nelson officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. Sunday at Westfield Friends Meeting Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. James Parker. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Southside Baptist Church, 401 E. Sprague St., Winston-Salem, NC 27107 or to Westfield Friends Meeting, Old Westfield Road, Westfield, NC 27053.
Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 8/20/2004.