Joseph “Joe” Johnson, Jr., 87, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 16. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon in the chapel of Boyd & Royster Funeral Services in Warrenton by the Rev. John Earl Alston, officiating, eulogist. Burial followed in Cooks Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Warrenton.

Mr. Johnson, son of the late Mary Alice Palmer Johnson and Joseph C. Johnson, Sr., was born on Sept. 20, 1932. At an early age, he joined Cooks Chapel Baptist Church.

Joe attended John R. Hawkins School in Warren County. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army, serving from 1950-52. He received the National Defense, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star and United Nations Korean Medal. After his time in the United States Army, he attended Greensboro College then become a local painter with his father.

After a decline in health, he became a resident at Warren Hills Nursing Facility. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson Vaughan and Rosa Lee Johnson Shanks; three brothers, John Henry Johnson, Herman Johnson and Leonard Johnson; and a lifetime friend, Magnolia Perry. 

He leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Charles Joseph Perry (Maureen) of Wise; two granddaughters, Dynesha Perry and Saniyah Perry, both of Wise; one great-grandson, Sergio Daiki Alves; one devoted niece, Arlene Shanks Young of Akron, Ohio; one devoted nephew whom he looked to as a son,  Eugene Shanks of Akron, Ohio; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

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