November 26, 1935 ~ May 22, 2022

Born in: Burnsville, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Carl Robert Johnson, 86, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home.
Mr. Johnson was born November 26, 1935, in Burnsville to the late Floyd Lee and Pansy Mae Elkins Johnson. He was retired from Bi-Lo Supermarkets.
He is survived by his wife, Esther Rice Johnson; daughters, Rene Meadows (Randy) and Vicki Johnson (Leonard), sons, Ronnie West (Mary) and Jackie West (Debbie); sisters, Alma Sprouse and Bobbi Edwards; a brother Ed Johnson and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy West and sisters, Pansy Hooper, Grace Edmonds and Frances Rice.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Dean Rice officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leicester VFD.


Graveside Service: May 24, 2022 11:00 am

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I love you papaw, I know you are so happy to be up in heaven. Continue to rest peaceful. Until I see you again I’m gonna miss you ❤️🕊

  2. Esther I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and all your family. Love you so much❤️🙏

  3. Ester, I’m so sorry about Carl he well be miss by everyone but he not having to put up with this old world anymore and he is in a better please sending prays your way are you and your family

  4. Ester and family, so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for comfort as you go through the days ahead.

  5. Papaw As we put you to rest this day ! We will reflect on life lessons you taught us all.
    Although my papaw did numerous things in his life, we know one of the things that you was most proud of was your family. We will miss your presence.
    As you go to be with the Lord, we promise to carry along memories.
    Rest in heaven until we see you again.

  6. To the family, I am sorry for the grief that you are feeling.
    Knowing of God’s enduring love for you, continue to look to him when he ” will wipe out all tears from eyes, death, suffering, and pain will be no more. ” Revelation 21:3,4
    He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” 1 Corinthians 15:26
    How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.



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