William “Bill” Richard Johnson passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born January 10, 1943 in Biscoe to John Robert and Emma Louise Butler Johnson. Bill was a member of U.S. Army Company A First Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and was honorably discharged in 1967.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Betty Richardson, and one nephew. He is survived by children, Anthony Johnson of Candor, Eric Leake of Chicago, Ill., Barbara J. Johnson of Chicago, Ill., and Danielle Chavis of Chester, Va.; sisters, Johnsie Johnson of Candor and Sarah J. Johnson, Nancy Gainey, Linda K. Johnson and Elaine Moore, all of Biscoe; brother, Danny E. Johnson of Biscoe; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special friend, Jacqueline Ijames of Woodleaf; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m., June 25, 2019 at Lewis and Liles Cemetery in Biscoe.