April 17, 1939 - June 14, 2021
Dr. G. Terry Johnson, age 82, passed away at his home in Sparta, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 14, 2021. He was born on April 17, 1939 in Elkin, NC to the late Walter Presley Johnson and Carolyn Maxwell Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Johnson; one brother, Johnny Johnson. He went to Wake Forest University and then graduated with his doctorate of dental surgery at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. He practiced dentistry in Sparta for 52 years and was also a devout Christian, an avid scholar, historian, and farmer, and dedicated his life to the fulfillment of principles of altruism and integrity. He was warm, driven, methodical, and passionate about every aspect of life; and he believed there was no place closer to heaven than the Blue Ridge Mountains he called home. He had the best handshake: he brought you home in a simple grasp of his hand, a glance from his face; he gave you a feeling that you were known, you were welcome, your life was understood, and you were alive and your life worth the telling. He is survived by his beloved friend, Patricia Andrews; sister, Linda Hall of Denver, CO; sons, Zachary Johnson and Dr. Samuel Johnson and his wife Dr. Kathryn Johnson of Sparta; his grandson, Cooper Johnson; niece, Shyela Marquet of Aurora, CO; nephew, John Hall of Aurora, CO; several cousins, grandnieces and nephew also survive. The family requests your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Terry at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Sparta with Pastor John Attaway officiating. Interment will follow at Sparta Cemetery. There will be no formal visitation at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave. #100, Charlotte, NC 28207, or to Alleghany Lives, PO Box 1831, Sparta, NC 28675. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Johnson family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.grandviewfuneralhome.com.
Dr. G. Terry Johnson, age 82, passed away at his home in Sparta, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, June 14, 2021. He was born on April 17, 1939 in Elkin, NC to the late Walter Presley Johnson and Carolyn Maxwell Johnson. In addition... View Obituary & Service Information
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