James Dale Johnson

October 26, 1946 - April 8, 2020
James Dale Johnson


James Dale “Pops” Johnson, age 73, of Wilmington, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Northchase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Wilmington, NC., on October 16, 1946, the son of Jessie James Johnson and Lucille Matthews Johnson.

James served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army.

He was an active Lifetime Member of the American Legion Post 10.

James is survived by his wife Patricia; sons Shane Beck and Ronnie Beck, his brother Thomas Long, cousin Julia Loefler and his beloved fur-baby Elmo.

Placement of “Pops” urn in the Columbarium at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, with a rendering of Military Honors by the United States Army, will take place at a later date.

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  • April 14, 2020
    Shane Beck lit a candle:
    Lit since April 14, 2020 at 4:07:31 PM

  • April 18, 2020
    Vicki Carroll says:
    Condolences to the family. He had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.