H. Edward Johnson, 86, of King, North Carolina, formerly of Cambridge and Aledo, died Monday, September 28, 2015, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. Graveside committal services with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8th, at the Andover Cemetery, Andover, IL. Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate. There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, c/o Youth Group, 1352 South Friendship Road, Germanton, NC 27019. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Service, Cambridge, is in charge of local arrangements.
Harry Edward Johnson was born June 30, 1929 in Ottawa, IL, the son of Harry R. and Lucille Shaddinger Johnson. He was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Ed married Dolores Seehafer in June of 1955. She passed away on February 3, 1984. His marriage to Nancy Rutledge Slate took place on April 28, 1987. Ed was the owner/operator of the Gamble Hardware Store in Aledo until his retirement. He and Nancy moved to King, NC in October of 2002.
His memberships include the Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo. He was life time member of the VFW Post 1571 and the American Legion Post 121 in Aledo. Ed was also a fifty year member of the Mohammed Temple in Peoria, the Cambridge Lodge #49, AF & AM, and the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline.
Those surviving are his wife, Nancy, three sons and two daughters-in-law, H. Robert Johnson, Niles, IL, Richard Johnson and Sharon Meadows, Beckley, WV, and Ronald and Cheryl Johnson, Mooresville, NC, step children, Mark (Florence) Slate, Mandy ( Robert) Staton, and Bruce (Paddy) Slate. Other survivors include grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson and Andrew Johnson, ten step grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and eight step great grandchildren. His parents, his first wife, Dolores, three daughters-in-law, Bernie Johnson, Jenny Johnson, and Ruby Jane Johnson, and a step grandson, Austin Slate, preceded him in death.