John Franklin Johnson

March 25,2021

John Franklin Johnson transitioned into eternal life on Thursday, March 25, 2021. He was born to Louis and Sarah Johnson on December 22, 1951 in Columbia South Carolina. At age 12, he moved to Charlotte. He grew up in the Midwood area, attended St. Johns Baptist Church in his youth and graduated from Garinger High School in 1970. John graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1974. After college John began his insurance career with Allstate and later became an independent insurance agent.

John was a sweet and happy guy who was quick witted and beloved by his family and friends. His buddies have described him as the type of guy that you could trust with both your wife and your money! He was truly loyal, faithful, and kind. The most important thing about JJ was that he understood the love of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He believed that the Word of God was the most important thing in life.

John is survived by his wife, Rita Fleming - Johnson, his daughter, Anna Grace Johnson, his stepmother, Patsy Johnson, and a wonderful group of dear friends.

John fought cancer valiantly and explained to Rita that he was ok and happy. Because of the love and grace of Christ, John is whole and healed today and enjoying his eternal life in Heaven.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM in the main ballroom of Providence Country Club located at 6001 Providence Country Club Drive   Charlotte, NC 28277.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Wanda Craig

    Condolences to the family. I knew John when I worked at Allstate. He was a great guy.

  • Ginger Clark

    I worked with John at Allstate. He was such a nice guy and fun to work with. Prayers are lifted for his family.

  • David and Dori LeBlanc

    Dear Rita and Anna,
    It was with great sadness that we learned of JJ's passing.
    Words cannot suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for you both.
    We wish you comfort and peace of mind. Please know that while we can
    not be there, you are in our hearts and prayers.
    God Bless you
    With love,

  • Karen Stutts

    JJ will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. You could always count on laughing when you were with him, as he came prepared with an arsenal of jokes. He was quick witted and good natured. He was one of a kind and I feel lucky to have known him 54 years, My heart breaks for Rita and Anna Grace as they learn to navigate life without their rock. Hopefully John has already connected with those who have gone before him and they are sharing old stories and jokes. May he rest in peace.

  • Myra Lee

    Worked with John at Allstate. Fun guy. Great to work with. Prayers for the family

  • Sylvia Beale

    So sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through and my thoughts and prayers are with you and Anna.

  • Rick Poe

    JJ- you are one of the really good guys. We know heaven is a better place with JJ up there. We are going to help look after Rita and Anna for you.