Howard Burtis Johnson

December 27, 1938 - May 17, 2020
Howard Burtis Johnson

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Howard Burtis Johnson, Jr, 81, died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation Center.

Howard was born on December 27, 1938 in Key West, Florida to the late Howard Burtis Johnson, Sr. and Helena Saunders Johnson.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Faye Johnson, daughter: Cheryl Johnson Williams (Thomas); son: Danny Johnson (Kim); granddaughter: Morgan Johnson; brother: David Johnson (Susan).

Howard was a proud veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps. where he played the saxophone in the Marine Corps. Band. He worked for many years as a Sr. Right A Way Agent before retiring with Progress Energy. He enjoyed outdoor recreation and loved to hunt and fish. Howard was also a member of All Souls Episcopal Church in Northwest, NC.

Graveside service to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project at

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  • July 08, 2022
    Kenneth Barnes says:
    I worked with Howard for many years. Great sense of humor. He loved to eat but never gained weight. He brought 5 hotdogs in for lunch one day. I ask him why 5. His answer was"well they were 5 for a dollar." We will miss you Howard. Prayers for the family.🙏🙏

  • May 19, 2020
    Dr. Jeffrey Coleman says:
    We saw Howard for many years here at our office. He was always a pleasure to see. One thing about Mr. Johnson, he was never short on words! He was so very happy when we finally got his eyes all fixed up and didn’t have to wear glasses any longer after a lifetime of need. We have missed him for a while now and we wish his wife and family peace and fond memories.

  • May 20, 2020
    Steve Banks says:
    CP&L and PGN

  • May 20, 2020
    Will Pait says:
    I only knew Howard for a short period,but enjoyed being around him. Sympathy to all his family.

  • May 20, 2020
    Sheryl Simmons says:
    I worked with Howard at CP&L. He was a wonderful man. Howard was always laughing and could put a smile on your face with all of the jokes he used to tell. I remember how I would pass him in the hallway and he would say he was headed to the breakroom for a toast-em-up cheese sandwich. Howard was a pleasure to know. My heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family. May God bless you!