John Alexander Johnson, Jr.

January 18, 1951 - June 9, 2019
John Alexander Johnson, Jr.

John (Bubba) Alexander Johnson Jr. 68, loving husband, father, pawpaw, sweet Bub, uncle, and friend, passed away at his home on June 9th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents John (Juney), Elizabeth (Punk), and sister Linda.

Bubba is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Jean, son Jay (Kristen), daughter Brandi (Rick), grandchildren Saylor, Barron, and Madison, niece Angie (Tim), great nephews Kane and Cooper, and great niece Callen (Maybeline). He also had several amazing step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and special friends Frank, Steve (Red Dog), Eddie, Harry, and Moonbeam.

He was a man of many words, strong opinions, a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. He dearly loved all sports, especially the Carolina Tar Heels, UNCW Seahawks baseball, and NASCAR.

Bubba loved his country and served in the US Army in Vietnam where he earned several medals and 4 bronze stars. He was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

Bubba was an “old salt” who grew up around the water and loved to fish and loved beach music.

After leaving Lab Corp, Bubba joined Weeks Marine where he was a Dredge Engineer for many years. He then joined the NCDOT as a Bridge Tender for the Isabel Holmes Bridge.

Bubba was well loved and will be dearly missed.

Family and friends are invited to gather on the beach near Carolina Beach Pier at 10 AM on July 20th to celebrate Bubba’s life.

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  • June 12, 2019
    dave says:
    I am so sorry for your loss , Loosing a loved one is traumatic and very difficult. However the Bible says at Rev. 21:4 - “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May the God who gives us this comfort be with the family at this time.

  • June 12, 2019
    F L Louise says:
    My condolences to the Johnson family. Wishing you peace and comfort by your many fond memories of John. Please draw closer to God in prayer. May you look forward to the fulfillment of his promise when all things will be made new. Sickness and death will cease, no more mourning, pain or grief, as God has promised to wipe away all tears from our eyes, Rev 21:3-5. God has also promised to restore life to all who He remembers Acts, 24:15. May you be comforted by faith in the future fulfillment of God's promise of a new heavens and new earth where righteousness will dwell, 2 Peter 3:13 and Psalm 9-11, 29.