Wendell Garrett Johnson

Wendell Garrett Johnson, 89, of NC Hwy 731 East, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Autumn Care in Biscoe. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Glenn Hancock officiating. Born in Montgomery County on November 19, 1931, he was the son of Marvin and Elizabeth Kellis Johnson.  He was a member of Sardis UMC, a member of the Masons and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a retired rural mail carrier with the U.S. Post Office, and an active peach farmer and owner of Johnson?s Peaches.  A hobby of his was being a private pilot.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Johnson, and three sisters, Iris Bovender, Janet Hogan and Juanita McCallum. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Meacham Johnson; son, Marvin Benton Johnson (Angela) of Candor; three grandchildren, Sarah Johnson, Erin Johnson and Brittany Mabe; and two adopted grandchildren, Dana Hoover and Kayla Sasser. Mr. Johnson?s viewing was at Briggs-Candor Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, and will also be held 30 minutes prior to the service on Wednesday at Sardis United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 1478 NC Hwy 731 East, Candor NC  27229. Briggs-Candor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.briggsfuneralhome.com