Rex Edward Johnson, age 71, of Marion, North Carolina passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, Rex was born on November 3, 1947 to the late Ed and Mildred Woody Johnson.
Rex was a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was an avid photographer who loved to photograph nature. Rex loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband and will be truly missed.
He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Margaret McKinney Johnson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Danny and Elizabeth Ledford of Morganton; one nephew, Christopher Edward McKinney (Andrea) of Spruce Pine; one uncle, Franklin Woody of Burnsville and a number of cousins.
A funeral service to celebrate Rex’s life will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Beam Funeral Service. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Interment with military honors provided by the United States Army will take place following the service at Spruce Pine City Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rex are asked to consider, Gideons International, Post Office Box 1166, Marion, North Carolina 28752.
Post Office 1166, Marion NC 28752