January 24, 1908 ~ July 27, 2001

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Leonard E. Johnson, 93, of 18 Mountain Terrace, Asheville, died Friday, July 27, 2001, in a local hospital.

A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Eugene and Hester Johnston Johnson. He was a 1926 Graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and a US Army Veteran of WW II where he received a Purple Heart, two bronze stars and a silver star. Mr. Johnson was a retired employee of the City of Asheville with 40 years of service, most recently as superintendent of parking services. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church which he joined in 1936 and was a former Sunday School Teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Nina Sparrow Johnson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred L. and Peggy Johnson of Niceville, FL, and Gene D. and Joan Johnson of Asheville; ten grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Buddy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery with grandchildren being pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Wiley Bumgardner, Bill Bell, Lawrence Burleson, Horace Roberson, George Perkins, and Howard Candler.

His family will receive friends 2 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday at 18 Mountain Terrace, Asheville.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 531 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. My wife, Virginia and I (I am the son of William Reid Johnson) send our condolences
    to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Ray . . .

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  2. Dear Joan and family.

    We cousins at TransCoGen site are greatly saddened by your loss. Our Prayers are with you and your family in this time of mourning.

    God Bless, Doyle Chambers

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  3. Joan,
    Lillian & I pray for your mother-in-law’s recovery and extend condolances for you and your husband’s loss of his father.
    Roy Compton

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  4. Joan,

    My condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you.

    May God Bless you and walk with you in this valley.

    Allen Summey
    TransCoGen

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  5. Dear Joan and Gene,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your precious memories help you get through this sad time.

    TransCoGen Cousin

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