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Major Jont Gilmer Johnson, USAF Ret.

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Major Jont Gilmer Johnson, USAF Ret., of Albemarle, NC passed away Monday, September 28, 2020.

He was the son of the late James Gilmer Johnson (Jim) and Faye Pace Johnson Newman Dodson both of Rutherford County and was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, and Ray Johnson.

Gilmer was married to his high school sweetheart of 62 years, Joan Robertson Johnson who survives him. He also leaves behind his daughters, Joy Dunbar of Kettering OH and Janice Lee (Dennis) of Ansonville NC, two grandsons, two granddaughters, five great grandchildren, his sisters, Doris Bradley of Forest City and Barbara Harris of Old Fort, NC, and his brother, Roy Johnson of Harmony, Fl.

Major Johnson enlisted in the US Air Force in August 1958 and was serving as a master sergeant when he was selected for a commission as a second lieutenant. He was a Vietnam and cold war veteran with various assignments, changing duty stations numerous times in his 31year career. His "AFA1C" was Transportation.

A graveside service was held at Oak Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the United States Air Force.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Stanley Community Christian Ministry, PO Box 58, Albemarle, NC 28002.

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