William “Billy” Henderson Johnson

Published 9:15 am Friday, June 2, 2023

William “Billy” Henderson JohnsonWilliam “Billy” Henderson Johnson passed away on Wednesday, May 24, at the age of 73. He was born on Oct. 5, 1949 in Farmville, the son of Nelson P. Johnson and Allie B. Johnson.

Billy graduated from Prince Edward Academy in 1968, where he was a captain of the football team and played the trumpet in the band. He then attended Ferrum College before being drafted into the Navy in 1970. During his service as a 1st class Navy Diver, Billy played football for the Guam All Star Team. After his military service he returned to Farmville, where he reunited and married the love of his life, the late Pamela W. Johnson. Many knew Billy from the post office, where he worked for over 30 years. After retiring, he spent most of his time with family and friends enjoying life. He would often be found at Charley’s Waterfront Cafe, singing Karaoke at Captain C’s and playing golf. Billy loved playing golf and would spend most of his afternoons on the Farmville Municipal Golf Course. Those who knew Billy knew how special he was. He lived a life full of service, fun, and love. He will be greatly missed.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Abbi (Johnson) Williams, her husband, Dane Williams; his grandkids, Rylan and Allie, and his brother, Nelson Johnson.

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He was preceded in death by his spouse Pamela W. Johnson and his son, William “Will” Henderson Johnson Jr.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 2, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville. Family will receive family and friends one hour prior to service at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow directly after at the Powhatan Community Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife and son.

Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.