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Aaron Chesley Johnson, Sr., age 95 of Lillington died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington. A lifelong resident of Lillington, he was the son of the late Chesley and Arlie Wester Johnson and was preceded in death by his siblings, Florine Penny, Jessie Cannady, Johnny Johnson, and Larry Johnson.
Aaron was a Navy veteran of World War II and a gunner on a merchant marine vessel. He was a farmer, carpenter, and a master carver and story teller. Aaron was a lifelong active member of Pleasant Union Christian Church.
Funeral service will be conducted 12:00 pm Friday, December 21, 2018 at Pleasant Union Christian Church with Rev. Dr. Greg Lawson and Rev. Terry Beatty officiating. Burial will be in Harnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 - 11:45 am prior to the service in the original church sanctuary, other times at his home.
He is survived by his sons, Aaron C. Johnson. Jr. of Lillington; Travis Johnson (Denise) of Olivia. Daughters: Patrilla J. Quick (Pat) of Whispering Pines. Cynthia Johnson of Pinehurst; Betty Gwen J. Goodwin (Tim) of Lillington; LaRue J. McRae (Tommy) of Lillington; Christa J. Vuncannon (David) of Kipling, and their mother, Betty Ann Johnson of Lillington. His longtime companion Catherine Gilchrist and her sons, Larry, David, Randy and Jerry all of Fuquay-Varina. 16 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren. His brother, Nathan (Mabel) Johnson of Lillington. Sisters, Ramona Bethune of Bunnlevel, Edith Ann Mangum and Doris Peebles both of Lillington.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Union Christian Church, 2164 Neills Creek Road, Lillington, NC 27546 or to VFW #6722, 409 South Main St., Lillington, NC 27546