Cary News: Obituaries

Homer Johnson

Homer Johnson, son of Melvina and Birchfield Johnson, passed away on Feb. 9, 2016. Homer was a country boy at heart, and cherished his memories of growing up in Weeksbury, Kentucky. There he was surrounded by seven brothers and sisters, plus many extended family members. After high school Homer entered the Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1960. Homer met his wife in Ohio, and they had three daughters, Sandra, Sonia, and Susan. Homer was hired by General Electric after his third daughter was born, and worked for GE in both Pennsylvania and Florida. He was proud that his work was helping advance the space program in the United States.Homer loved to talk to people and would debate with anyone about anything. He would stubbornly support his point, even when faced with facts that proved he was wrong. But rather than admit defeat he would suggest that the best course was simply to agree to disagree. He loved to joke with people, and spent much brain power coming up with a pun or a play on words that he could insert into a conversation.Homer took delight in talking to and about his five grandchildren. He started nearly every conversation with his daughters by asking about their children. He was curious about their lives, and was persistent in trying to extract every last detail about each day.Homer is survived by his daughters, son-in-law Curtis, grandchildren Justin, Toni, Sarah, Dylan and Patrick, and sisters Betty Reed and Vivian Hall. He also has many nieces and nephews whom he loved.The family would like to thank the staff at Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex, and Transitions Life Care, for their support and care of Homer.In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice in Homer's name.A service for Homer will be held in the spring at his “old Kentucky home.”