Thomas Ed Johnson III

February 10, 1939 - December 4, 2013
Thomas Ed Johnson III

Thomas ìEdî Johnson, III, 74 of Hendersonville, passed away, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his home.

Ed was born February 10, 1939 in Winston-Salem, NC to Thomas Edward Johnson, Jr. and Elizabeth Snyder Johnson, who preceded him in death.

A lifelong Moravian, he was a member of Trinity Moravian Church in Winston-Salem.

Ed was an excellent piano player, who entertained all with his ability to play by ear and who knew endless amounts of songs by heart. He was a caring husband, father and grandfather and was loved by all.

Ed is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elaine Johnson; a son Charles Edward Johnson of Winston-Salem; and a daughter Susan Johnson Toole and her husband Greg of Asheville; one granddaughter Laney Toole; his two brothers Phil Johnson of Winston-Salem and Bob Johnson of Statesville; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at Calvary Churchyard. A memorial service will be held in the Clubhouse at Heritage Hills at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Moravian Church, 220 East Sprague Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.


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  • December 18, 2013
    linda strother says:
    So sorry for your loss

  • January 10, 2014
    Cyril Abrams M.D. says:
    I am truly saddened by the loss of Ed. I feel lucky to have known him and to have helped to care for him. I smiled when it came to me that "heaven must have needed a piano player" God Bless

  • January 11, 2014
    Shae Kemerer says:
    I will always remember Ed as a gentle soul who dearly loved his family -- and absolutely loved his granddaughter, Lanie! Ed brought joy to so many people with his talented piano playing. I will miss him!

  • January 11, 2014
    Shirley Oketunji says:
    My heartfelt condolences to the Johnson family. The death of a dear loved one is so hard to bear. Knowing this, our loving merciful Father gave his Word to end death, pain and suffering. His love will strengthen you to endure the loss of your dear loved one. Revelation 21: 4, 5.