MSG Terrell “Butch” Edwin Johnson, Sr.

MSG Terrell “Butch” Edwin Johnson, Sr.

December 27, 2020, 78, Princeton

MSG Terrell “Butch” Edwin Johnson, Sr., 78, of Princeton passed away at his home on Sunday, December 27, 2020. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina on July 15, 1942 to the late George Ellie Johnson and Helen Kemp Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred Eugene Johnson; and former wife, Frances Brooks Johnson.

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held for MSG Johnson on Saturday, January 2, 2021, 1:00 pm at Harris Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, 2960 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC 27596 with Reverend Paul Holder officiating.

MSG Johnson was raised in Four Oaks, NC, graduated from Four Oaks High School class of 1960. He enlisted in the US Army, served one tour in Vietnam, several tours in Korea and re-enlisted several times over a 30-year span. He retired after 30 years of service in 1990. Some of his favorite hobbies were reading Louis Lamour, watching old westerns and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy Ann Johnson; brother, George Marshall Johnson; former wife and mother of his children, Carolyn Rogers Marin; son and daughter-in-law, Terrell Jr. and Michelle Johnson; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Wayne Dudding; adopted son, Timmy Johnson; stepchildren, Everette Noble, Tammy Armbruster, Melinda Pachecho, Staff Sergeant Autumn Gebolys, Jarrett Wells and Jeremy Wells; 6 grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

Although flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111;

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