US Army

Thomas Giles Johnson

May 17, 1930 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Thomas Giles Johnson, 90, resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 18, 2020. He was born May 17, 1930, in Sullivan, WV, to the late Adolphus and Artelia Johnson. 

Thomas served in the United States Army where he was in three major battles: Bloody Bucket, Old Boldie and Pork Chop Hill.  While serving his country Thomas received a Purple Heart, three battle stars and a bronze star. He was discharged August 1951. Thomas attended NC A & T University, retired from Staats Hospital with 20 years of service.  He also worked for the United States Postal Service with seventeen years and the City of Charleston with ten years. Thomas was a role model to many and a jack of all trades. He enjoyed working in the yard with his flowers and keeping the community of Hanna Drive involved with sports.  Thomas was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Charleston, WV, where he served as deacon, trustee, and member of the male choir. Thomas lived his last five years in Charlotte, NC.

Those left to cherish Thomas’ memory is his lovely wife of sixty seven years, Loretta V. Johnson, Charlotte, NC,  sons, Thomas Giles Johnson, Jr, Columbus, OH, Gregory E. Johnson, Charleston, WV, Timothy M. Johnson, Tallahassee, FL,  and Adolph Johnson, Loraine, OH; daughters, Sandra K. Johnson, Hyattsville, MD, Tandra “Tamay” Johnson, Charlotte, NC and Gladys M. Pryor, Charleston, WV; twenty eight grandchildren, sixty great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; brother, Jack Ross, Gary, IN; sisters, Annie Grier, Durham, NC, Joann (Thurman) Harrison, Durham, NC, Kay Joyner, Long Island, NY, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thomas was a walking light before being confined to a wheelchair.  Our gentle giant always stayed strong, even until the end. His initials TGJ means “Trust God’s Joy”.  Memories of our hero and soldier will never be forgotten.

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 29, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Shiloh Missoinary Baptist Church
306 Washington East
Charleston, WV 25301

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 29, 2020

12:00 PM
Shiloh Missoinary Baptist Church
306 Washington East
Charleston, WV 25301

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
August 29, 2020

Graceland Memorial Park
100 Graceland Circle,
South Charleston, WV 25309

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