John Robert Johnson

October 23, 1925 - November 19, 2011
John Robert Johnson

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John R. Johnson, 86 of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Elizabeth House following a short illness.

A native of Woodbridge, NJ, he was the son of the late John and Genevieve Johnson. He proudly served aboard the LST464 in the US Navy during WWII. He was a Supervisor for the US Postal Service before his retirement in 1980, and relocated to Henderson County approximately 30 years ago.

John was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #7184, Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, and Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206. In his free time, he enjoyed helping out with the Boy Scouts and loved to read and watch sports.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy Tirpak Johnson; son, Thomas R. Johnson and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, RoseAnn Mikilitus and husband, Edward; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Lucas, Parker and Tanner; niece, Jeannette Senko; and nephew, Edward Mikilitus III.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 2 PM, Friday, November 25, 2011 at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with interment following at Shepherd Memorial Park. Graveside Military Honors will be rendered by the Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 and the NC National Guard Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 11 AM ñ 12 PM Friday at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the BSA, Three Rivers Council, 4650 Cardinal Dr., Beaumont, TX 77705. Telephone (409-842-5240)


Friday, November 25, 2011
12:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Our Lady of Angels Chapel - Directions

Hendersonville, NC

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  • November 22, 2011
    Paul and Kimberly Brown says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Browns Paul, Kimberly, Reilly, Elisabeth, Jack and Mayme

  • November 22, 2011
    Michael Helms says:
    Thoughts and prayers going out to the family. God Bless.... Tom, praying you and your family have a safe trip home.

  • November 22, 2011
    Bonnie and Ed Cunningham says:
    Our deepest condolences on John's passing.

  • November 22, 2011
    Paul Reis says:
    Tom - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • November 23, 2011
    Carol Dawson says:
    Nancy and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Know that God will take care of you.