Johnny D. Lea Jr.

johnny lea

October 20, 1964 ~ May 24, 2021

Born in: Alamance County, NC
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Johnny Lea Jr., “June”, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Johnny was born on October 20, 1964 and was a native of Alamance County. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Lea Sr. and his step-daughter, Amy Hare.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lea; three step-children, Joshua Hare, Matthew Hare and Julie Litchford, along with eleven grandkids and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by his mother, Wyvonia Lea; two sisters, Yolanda Michelle Skull (Patrick) and Tina Yvette Powell (Patrick) and one brother Anthony Lea (Linda).

Johnny was a proud Veteran of the US Army. He also took pride in his further careers at Waste Pro, Republic Services and Lowe’s, where he made lifelong and very dear friends. Johnny loved attending drag races, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Rick Harris, will be held in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 30 with burial to follow in the Butler addition of New Salem Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM. Joshua, Matthew, David, Mick, Charles and Rodney will serve as pallbearers.

Flowers are appreciated, but for those who choose, memorial donations may be made to Groce Funeral Home to assist with expenses.


Funeral Service: May 30, 2021 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704



Room: (Butler Addition)

New Salem Cemetery
Rathfarnham Road
Skyland, NC 28776

Visitation: May 30, 2021 1:00 pm - December 6, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Sherry & Family,
    Your in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during this time.

  2. R.I.P.We are very sorry to hear, that you passed away in a motorcycle accident.You always was a very good and hard worker. We was glad, to have you in our Company.

  3. Sherry, i hope june’s death hurts you as much as it hurt michelle when you stole him from her. You knew, he was married almost 20 years.shame on you.But that’s just the fair punishment. And it came from god, because no man can judge

    • Yes, this was so mean what he did to his ex-wife and his step-son Marco.My favorite Song is……Highway to hell…..

  4. Mein Aufrichtiges Beleid 🙏 Von guten Mächten wunderbar geborgen, erwarten wir getrost was kommen mag… Ruhe in Frieden 💫 Habe es leider erst vor ein paar Tagen erfahren.In Liebe Martina und Harald Bittner

  5. folks, please stop these malicious entries here at last. it is none of your business that is and what was. what he did is only a matter between him and God.let him rest in peace.

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