Willard “Bill” Miles Johnson, affectionately known as Babe died on Saturday. A native of Wake County he was son to the late Charlie A. & Flossie Batten Johnson. Bill was a brother, friend, and mentor to many people. He had a zest for living life to its fullest. He was firm in his convictions yet had a heart of gold. He was owner of Johnson & Mitchell’s Hairstyling as well as several other salons throughout his storied life. Bill served his country in the U. S. Navy. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlie Ray Johnson (Mary Ann), and Larry Johnson (Linda).
He is survived by his brother, Randy Johnson (MaryAnn), nephews & nieces, Cameron Johnson (Andrea), Donna Kieger (Carl), Connie Buffalo (Ricky), Dawn Wright (Will), Kimberly Collins (Brian), Charlie Johnson, and special friend, Diane Epting.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Methodist Home For Children.
A memorial funeral service will be held 8 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, with visitation from 6-8 pm, prior to the service. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net