Morris Eugene Johnson

April 19, 1931 - August 21, 2020
Morris Eugene Johnson

Morris Eugene Johnson of Wilmington, NC passed on August 21, 2020.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Saint Matthews Lutheran Church on College Road in Wilmington, NC.

Morris Johnson was born April 19, 1931 in Scranton, Iowa to Hans and Mildred Johnson. He grew up working on a small farm with his parent’s and younger sister Marilyn, who predeceased him.

At the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as a radar man for 4 years on the U.S.S. Thuban.

He met the love of his life, Joanne in Washington, DC in 1952, and they were married in 1954. They had five children; Christopher, (who predeceased his father), Steven, Lisa, David, and Jennifer. They had 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and were happily married for 66 years.

Morris was a good man who loved going to church, and singing hymns. He was quiet about his faith, but it was a very important part of his life. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren, and he will be greatly missed.

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  • August 24, 2020
    David Johnson says:
    Love you Dad, I will miss you. I am happy that you have finished the race, and you are now in a better place. Your son, and “pal”, Dave

  • August 27, 2020
    Kay Thompson lit a candle:
    Lit since August 27, 2020 at 8:48:26 PM

  • September 07, 2020
    Jim Thompson says:
    My condolences to the Johnson family, and thank you for your service, Mr. Johnson. My father, James Thompson, served as a fellow crew member on the Thuban as a coxswain during WWII. Seven Battle Stars for those years. Thank you for a life well lived.

  • October 21, 2020
    Karen(Stougard) Wheeler Lahm lit a candle:
    Lit since October 21, 2020 at 10:20:57 AM