BonAir, VA: Mr. Rufus Western Johnson, age 89, of 9201 Rattlesnake Road, Virginia, passed away Thursday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3:00PM Sunday at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks. Officiating will be Rev. Roy Johnson. Burial will follow in Barbour's Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery, Four Oaks.
Mr. Johnson was born in Johnston County on January 31, 1929 to the late Daniel Gardner and Susan Catherine Johnson of Four Oaks. He is preceded in death by his son, Rufus "Danny" Daniel Johnson. He was a welder and worked with Martin's Super Market and was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church.
Surviving is his wife, Meta F. Johnson of Bon Air, VA; daughter, Phyllis Byrd-Reynolds of Weems, VA; brother, Rev. Roy Johnson of Dunn; sisters, Evelyn Register of Benson, Frances Newman of Irvington, Alabama, Wilma Jean Norris of Clayton, and Sandra Sherrill of Raleigh; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00PM - 2:45PM at Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Four Oaks.
In lieu of flowers; memorials may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 23058 or to the Hospice of Virginia 2235 Staples Mill Road, Suite 100 Richmond, VA 23230.