July 19, 1944 ~ January 11, 2006

Born in: Polk Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher – Dannie W. Johnson, 61, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006, in the John Keever Hospice Center. A native of Polk County, he was the son of Autense McEntyre Johnson of Asheville and of the late David Johnson. Dannie was an Air Force Veteran and a retired supervisor with Piedmont Airlines and U.S. Airways. He was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church and more recently attended Sweeten Creek Free Will Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and was a member of High Vista Country Club. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Judy Wells Johnson; son, Van Johnson and his wife Julie, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire and two sisters, Debbie Balmes and her husband Bill of Mars Hill and Kaye Matthews, and her husband Sam of Fairview. He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Johnson of Mills River and a brother, James Johnson of Georgia. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Jim Stroupe. Interment will follow in Calvary Churchyard. The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. To Debbie and family,

    My heart hurts for your loss. I know he fought hard and courageously against this disease. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Much love,

    Susan McGaha and family.

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  2. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies in the loss of Dannie. The Biltmore High School Class of 1962 has lost a valued member. We share your grief.
    With Love,
    BHS Class of 62

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  3. SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT DANNY HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF YOU ALL IN YEARS. WAS GOING TO TRY TO COME DOWN BUT WE ARE SUPPOST TO GET A BIG SNOW STORM WOULD TO SEE YOU ALL MABY IN SPRING TELL EVERY HI AND TAKE CARE OF SHORTY WHICH I KNOW YOU ALL WILL.HI TO KAY GOD SPEED TO ALL.JAMES D MCINTYRE

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  4. I will always be so proud of my Uncle Dannie for being so strong and so positive through-out his battle with cancer. He set an example of making the best of each and every day God gives us.

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  5. My Uncle Dannie was a very strong and courageous man. He always knew how to make you laugh and smile.
    ‘2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is a crown waiting for me. It is given to those who are right with God. The Lord, who judges fairly, will give it to me on the day he returns. He will not only give it to me. He will also give it to all those who are longing for him to return.’
    My Uncle Dannie’s crown is waiting for him in Heaven for he has fought the good fight and finished the race.

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  6. I worked with Dannie with Piedmont Airlines and I have nothing but good memories. May the God of all comfort surround you with His grace and mercy during this time. If their is anything at all I can help with then please call me at 828-778-7779 cell. God bless you.
    Jerry Warren

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  7. I first met Dannie working with Piedmont Airlines at the AVL Airport.He became a good friend and someone whom I always enjoyed working with. We shared alot of laughs and enjoyed many memorable times with our golf outings .I never called him Dannie, like most who knew him we just called him Johnson.We will all miss him, but we did not want him to suffer . He is were we all want to be someday.
    He will be missed by many.
    Sincerely;
    John F Wettach

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  8. I was very fortunate to have Dannie working under me when I was Station Manager at the Asheville airport for Piedmont Airlines. Dannie was a very realiable and dedicated employee and never missed work. Dannie was a supervisor and all the employees under him liked and respected him

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  9. I have so many great memories of my Uncle Dan,my Dad and my Grandfather playing golf together and going to ball games and stuff.Uncle Dan was a little guy with a HUGE heart and he will be missed alot.Our prayers and thoughts go out to the rest of his family.
    R.I.P. Uncle Dan-Tell Dad that I miss him alot.

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  10. Dannie was a good man and I shared a lot of smiles with him when he worked with my father at Piedmont Airlines. I will miss him and sorry we will not be in town for the service..God bless the family.

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  11. Judy,

    You and Dannie have been in my paryers for many months. I feel sure that Dannie is now free from pain and in a better place. I’ll continue to pray for you and Dannie’s family. I hope you find confort in remembering how much Dannie loved you. You were a special couple.

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  12. Judy,
    So very sorry for your loss.I know words won’t stop your hurting, but we hope you’ll find peace and comfort remembering your happy life with Dannie.
    Love and Peace,
    Gary and Carolyn

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  13. Judy I was so sorry to hear about Dannie. Your time together was short. but from what I could see wonderful.

    Janice King

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  14. Judy and family,
    We are sorry about your loss. It was a pleasure for our families to have shared some happy times together. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  15. We spent many good times together. D.J. was a very good friend and a special person .He will be missed but never forgotten

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  16. I would just like to extend my condolences. Danny was one of my favorite people. We had great times on the golf course. I will miss him. Unfortunately,I was out of town this week and could not attend his services.

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  17. Judy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dannie was such a warm, sweet, caring Man, he always had a smile to give others, I have many memories of him. He will be dearly missed. Judy, please call me if you need anything.

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  18. Judy and family,
    Offering condolences in your time of loss. We have many wonderful memories of Dannie (DJ) he brought much happiness to others around him. Know you are in the thoughts of others, who share with you, your loss and pain. Wishing you comfort and peace at this difficult time.

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  19. As my former brother-in-law, I have many good memories of Danny and his family. He always had a smile on his face and kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. Cherish your memories of this fine man.

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  20. Judy,
    Theresa and myself want to wish you the best and give you our condolences and warmest thoughts at this time. We will help anywhere we can. Our prayers are with you. Ken and Theresa

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