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Harry Burton Johnson Jr. / March 01, 2018

Harry Burton Johnson, Jr., 66,of Vernon Hill died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. He was born in Halifax County on January 18, 1952, son of the late Harry B. Johnson Sr. and the late Ruth Estelle Nichols Johnson. He was married to Allison Weddell Johnson who survives.

He was United States Army Veteran where he served during the Vietnam Era. He was based at Giebelstadt Air Base in West Germany; he was detached to the Improved Hawk Missile System. He was a founding member of Java Hunt Club and loved all things about the outdoors. Burton worked for VDOT at the Chatham Residency for 26 years. He was a skilled mechanic who could repair anything from a weed eater to a motor grader. His wealth of knowledge guided many a backyard mechanic.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Johnson is survived by his loving companions, Zoey and Buster and a multitude of loving friends.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, Powell Cremation Services.

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