Numa (NC) Clayton Johnson, Jr.

September 26, 1920 - March 27, 2012
Numa (NC) Clayton Johnson, Jr.


Dr. Numa Clayton (N.C.) Johnson, 91, of Hampstead died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Woodbury Wellness Center.

Dr. Johnson was born on September 26, 1920 in High Point, N.C. the son of Numa Clayton Johnson and Eliza Pearl Croson Johnson. He attended High Point High School and High Point College before attending Atlanta Southern Dental College of Emory University.

After graduating from school, Dr. Johnson was immediately inducted into the US Army during World War II. Before going overseas to Okinawa and Seoul, he met his future wife and best friend, Anne Louise McAdam. Anne had been assigned to be his assistant in the Army Dental Clinic.

After the war, N.C. and Anne returned to High Point and opened his dental practice. He served High Point and the surrounding areas for 47 years. While in High Point, Dr. Johnson and Anne joined First United Methodist Church where they worshiped until 1994 when they moved to Hampstead. While members of First United, N.C. was very active in the High Point Lions Club for several decades, serving as President, and the Toastmasters Club.

Always with a love of learning, he decided to learn about computers and went to work in a customer service call center for a major retailer working with computer orders and questions. He also took classes in painting, stained glass, and brick laying.

N.C. is survived by his wife of 67 years Anne, two sons, James C. Johnson and his wife Betty of Raleigh, Edward M. Johnson of New York. Additionally, he had two grandsons Dr. Clark Johnson and his wife Shannon of Morehead City, and Clay and Stacey Johnson of Faquay Varina, NC.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Hampstead on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

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  • August 06, 2012
    Pam Saintsing Warwick says:
    I just heard about Dr Johnson's passing. My sympathies to the family. Dr Johnson was the only dentist I knewn until his retirement. Because of him I was never fearful of the dentist. He just had a special way that put people at ease. I remember he always had a copy of the Desiderata on the ceiling of his office. I read it on many visits. I now have a copy of it on my desk and have passed it on to many. He was a great man. He will be missed.

  • March 31, 2012
    Brian McAdam says:
    Sorry to hear about Dr. Johnson. We remember spending a little time with him at 2 reunions and listening to his wonderful stories. He had a wonderful life, and a greaat wife and family. Our condolences to all. Brian and Janice McAdam

  • March 31, 2012
    Harold and Katie Leach says:
    Dear Anne, we've tried to call the number on our phone but can't reach you. Please call us - love, Harold and Katie

  • March 31, 2012
    Philip & Jean Mcadam says:
    Buck was our Brother-in-Law, he was #one, he set an example for our family, he was a giving, considerate, and a compassionate person. We will always remember our times together, whether visiting our home, visiting theirs and family reunions. He was always there contributing stories and pictures. We will miss you, we salute you for service to our country. We ask blessings for you and your family. May God be with you forever. Love, Phil & Jean

  • April 23, 2012
    Wayne Lewallen says:
    Dr. Johnson was our family dentist in High Point in the 1950's. I remember him as being a kind and gentle man. He had a photo of Amanda Blake (Miss Kittie) of the TV show Gun Smoke in his office. She was sponsored by the HP Lions club to be in the High Point Christmas parade and Dr. Johnson was her host for dinner. He was a very fine man.