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1015 West 5th Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870



Mr. Linwood E. “Gene” Johnson, of Halifax, North Carolina, went to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 72.

A native of Roanoke Rapids, he was the son of the late Charlie L. and Eleanor Jean Parkes Johnson. He was a Man of God, and spent many happy hours coaching and watching his children and grandchildren play ball.

Gene is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Bettie Smith Johnson, two daughters, Teresa Long and her husband Rabbit, and Shelia Wood and her husband Jimmy. Two sisters, Gloria Dean Dunlow of Roanoke Rapids and Carolyn Jean Johnson of Tennessee, one brother Jackie Wayne Johnson of Tennessee, four grandchildren, Danielle Long Maynard and her husband Chris, Jessie Long Lynch and her husband Aaron, Courtney Gray Wood, and Hayley Cheryl Wood, four great grandchildren, Blake, Brody, Logan and Harper.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00 P.M. in the Wrenn Clarke and Hagan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ricky Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, October 16, from 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., other times at his home.


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