Thomas (Tommy) Morgan Johnson, 76, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The son of Judge William Leslie Johnson Sr. and Alice Morgan Johnson, he was born on April 28th, 1945 and raised in White Oak and Elizabethtown, NC. He received his B.A. in History from Campbell University and his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University. He enlisted in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, from 1969 to 1974 having achieved the rank of Sergeant and serving two tours in the Vietnam war. He received several medals and commendations including the Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge to name a few. After the Army, he attended Wake Forest Law Shool, where he later came home and practiced law with his brother, Leslie. They together started the Johnson Law Firm located in Elizabethtown.
To say that Tommy had a colorful personality was an understatement. He eagerly and genuinely befriended people of all backgrounds. He loved the outdoors to include hunting (but only with his antique muskets), coaching t-ball/baseball for his sons, attending Civil and Revolutionary War re-enactments and having friends and family over to his pool house for pool parties. After practicing law, you could easily find him working for the Langston's at White Lake with a dark tan and wearing his famous bandanas. He was happy.
Tommy is survived by his brother William Leslie Johnson Jr. (Michelle), his daughter Alecia Caroline Jellicorse (Jeremiah) and sons Thomas Morgan Johnson II (Jane) and Paul Shannon Johnson. Three nephews, William Leslie Johnson III, Samuel Weston Johnson and Allen Morgan Johnson (Jessica) and eight grandchildren, Anna Jellicorse, Elijah Jellicorse, Levi Jellicorse, Thomas Morgan Johnson III, Joel Byron Johnson, Lucas McLaney Johnson, Zachary Paul Johnson and Jackson Luke Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother George Shannon Johnson.
He was laid to rest amongst family in a small graveside funeral held at the White Oak Baptist Church on February 3rd, 2022 officiated by his friend, Reverend Jim Woodruff.
We will certainly miss Tommy.
All the Way!!