RICH SQUARE, NC – Louis Carter Johnson, age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Vidant North Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Mr. Johnson was born on November 11, 1937 to Marvin Bernard Johnson and Irene Davis Johnson in Northampton County, NC. Louis spent his life in the farming industry, and he was President of Johnson Manufacturing Company from 1957 til 1981. After many years of working in other agriculture businesses he went to work for the NC Department of Agriculture where he was instrumental in the opening of the BOB MARTIN AG CENTER (Williamston, NC) as well as the opening of many Farmers Markets in NC and the beginning of the NC Mountain state Fair in Fletcher, NC. (running 27 years now) He was an avid NC State fan, a member of the Eastern Cadillac Club, a shriner and part of the RAGTOPS and he was a Mason in the Masonic Hall in Pendleton. He enjoyed eating at many Bar B Que places across NC and was always looking for a new one. Another hobby of Louis’s in his early years was flying. He enjoyed flying his girls and would take friends and family on trips also. He was loved deeply by his family and many friends and will be missed GREATLY.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Catherine Taylor, and Thadys Dewar, and his brother, Marvin Johnson.
Louis is survived by two daughters, Pam Mihovch and husband C.C. of Wanchese, NC, and Susan Johnson of Winter Haven, FL; two sisters, Trilby Mays of Richmond, VA, and Miriam Rasberry of Farmville, NC; granddaughter, Ashley Hoggard of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandson, Brent Hymes and wife Sarah of Manteo, NC; three great-grandsons, Jase Hoggard, and Jaxen Hoggard, both of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Grayson Hymes of Manteo, NC; and great-granddaughter, Layla Koonce of Manteo, NC.
A private family graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Pendleton, NC, with Rev. John Porter, officiating, and due to COVID-19 restrictions face coverings are required and social distancing measures will be taken.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sudan Shriners, 403 East Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560 or by clicking here or Meherrin Baptist Church, 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Johnson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
He was Santa Claus and I was the Big Elf; tgat comes from a live Christmas Eve radio skit we did. We were friends before Linda and I got married. We stayed friends throughout the years. RIP old friend, Louis Johnson. You are missed. Would tgat I could be there.
I wanted you to know how special Mr. Lewis was to our family. My dad and Lewis have been close friends for years…please know he was loved and will be missed. He was a kind soul with an infectious laugh and smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I pray you find peace in knowing he is home. God speed.
I worked with Louis with the NCDA for many years. He was the epitome of a true southern gentleman. He was such a sweet person. Praying for the family.
Louis was a great guy and friend. He was very knowledgeable of the ag. industry and will be greatly missed.
My Daddy worked with Louis way back in the mid 60’s and then I was fortunate to be a part of his family through school in the 70’s. He was always kind and gentle to me and I have very fond memories of time with him and his family. We shared a special moment in a grocery store last year that I shall treasure. Prayers and love to the family…..
Louis will be greatly missed. He was a great friend of our Daddy, Mama, and family for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
With deepest sympathy,
Frank, Marcia, and Dawn Ferguson
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Johnson was a great man and even though I had not seen him in a long time, I considered him a great friend. In 1976 I had just graduated with a degree in Architecture from NC State and had no job with no prospects of a job in my field. Mr Johnson took a chance and gave me a job in the drafting room. It was one of the best jobs ever and I had a lot of fun drawing parts manuals for sprayers and sweet potato harvesters among other things. Later he let me set up a dark room and take photos of all the products. The company always felt like family and I loved working for Mr. Johnson because he fostered that atmosphere. He always had a smile and was so good to me the whole time. Heaven is better today because he is there. My prayers of comfort are with your whole family.
So sorry for your loss!!!
We met Louis at the beginning of the NC Mtn. State Fair, 27 years ago. He was a joy to know and we considered him a dear friend. The Dayton & Rudisill families
In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to the family and many friends my heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.