November 5, 1975 ~ April 10, 2000
Born in: Alaska,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Phillip was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska, and was a graduate of Asheville High School. He received an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute in 1999, and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Charles S. and Carol Blankenship Johnson; a sister, Tanya Johnson of the home, and by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Helen Blankenship of Asheville.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Earl Moseley officiating. Burial will be at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.
His family will receive friends from 7 - 9 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Duke Medical Center for research in pulmonary hypertension or CREST Syndrome, c/o Duke Hospital, Durham, NC 27710.