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Carlie G. Carter

March 22, 1935 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Robert John Creed

October 12, 1929 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 29, 2019

Nina Marie Russo

March 15, 1944 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held:

Opal Cassidy Vick

April 24, 1925 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Steve Allen Wiggins

August 15, 1957 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Jerry Odwood Nance

July 20, 1942 ~ April 21, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Gina (Mary Virginia) Kirkland

July 4, 1954 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

William “Bill” Langley, Jr.

March 27, 1948 ~ April 18, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

Wayne Eugene Johnson

September 22, 1944 ~ March 26, 2019

GARNER -On March 26th, Wayne Eugene Johnson was ushered into heaven by his savior due to a decision he made for Christ the last Sunday in 1967 at Midway Baptist Church.

Wayne grew up in Garner, where he was given the name “Traveler” because he was always leaving home to find new adventures. In October 1965, his son Timothy was born. Wayne loved his son immensely and instilled in him a passion for family, strong work ethic and good Christian Values.Wayne was a strong Christian man who served the Lord in various capacities including; Teacher, Deacon, Bus Pastor, and Usher. He owned and operated A1 Welding from 1983 until 2016 when his health failed. Although he had little formal education, he had the mind of an engineer, was an excellent problem solver, and gifted welder.

Wayne passed away in his home surrounded by loving family.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday at Mid-Way Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Tew Johnson, son Tim Johnson (Kim), granddaughter Haley Otto (Nate) for whom his fun loving spirit will live on, and grandson Grayson Johnson who he passed on his talent and passion for welding. He is also survived by sister-in-law Sandra Johnson, and his loving sister Cathie Mangum.

He was preceded in death by parents Otis and Martha Amelia Johnson, brothers; Ned Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Timothy Johnson, and sister, Janie Stone.

Special thanks to caregivers Katie Maine and Kristie Brown and the Midway Baptist Church Ministries.


March 29, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner


March 30, 2019

1:00 PM

Mid-Way Baptist Church, Raleigh


  1. mike Johnson

    I feel blessed that I was able to visit him one last time before his final journey to his heavenly home ,Can’t wait until we meet again.
    May God bless this family in their time of mourning,

  2. Betty Sorrell

    Sorry for your loss Carolyn. God’s peace be with you and your family. Love you.

  3. Milton Bailey

    I am so sorry about your loss. Wayne will be missed by many people. I just got home tonight and read his obituary in the paper too late to go to the funeral home.

  4. Johnny Stone

    Uncle Wayne always made me smile with his sense of humor and I admired his Christian values and strong work ethic.

    Uncle Wayne was always a care free, yet responsible, humble Christian family man. I admired him greatly.

    With the recent passing of my father the day before, it brings tears to me eyes when I think about the stories my father told me of him and the Johnson boys popping off firecrackers during the 4th of July. As I wrote this, my children asked what I was doing and I just explained the story about Uncle Wayne, how he was related to mom, how dad use to have to have fun with Uncle Wayne and the timing of his passing.

    My daughter Lillie who is 6 said exactly what I was thinking, “Maybe they were all meant to be together.”

  5. Jessie McNeill

    Carolyn, It really breaks my hear to know that your husband is no longer with you physically. However, I rejoice with you knowing that His mansion is heaven is complete and hes has moved in ti his new home. He is truly free at last. You and your family are truly in my prayers. As difficult as this time is, God will strengthen you and take you through.

  6. Emily Honeycutt

    We were so sorry to hear of Wayne passing away. Our hearts go out to the family. Still remember the good times we had back in the day. May all your memories and the good times with Wayne bring you comfort.

  7. verna & roger worthington

    Carolyn and family; our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. Roger and he were good friends. May God’s peace be with each of you. Verna & Roger Worthington

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