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Siler City mayor Charles J. Johnson died on Saturday morning

Posted Sunday, January 6, 2013

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Siler City, NC - The Honorable Mayor Charles James Johnson, 59, of Siler City died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Mr. Johnson was born in Chatham County on November 10, 1953 the son of the late James "Shag" and Barbara "Bobbie" (Jenks) Johnson. He was a graduate of Jordan Matthews High and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He was the owner of Confidential Tax Services and Johnson Real Estate and Investments for 35 years. Charles was a member of: The Siler City Rotary Club where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow, the UNC- Chatham Hospital Board, Chatham County Arts Incubator, Chatham Trades, Chatham County Literacy Council, Chatham County Council on Aging, Chatham County Democratic Party along with many other community organizations. Charles was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church where he taught the Unity Sunday School Class.

Charles was an avid Tar Heel fan and Rams Club member. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, and sunny days at the beach.

He is survived by his wife: Lisa (Andrews) Johnson; children, Amanda Johnson, Kim Johnson, Charles Johnson, Jr. and wife, Ana, Laura Collins and husband, Chad, Megan Moore and husband, Chance, Derek Andrews; grandchildren, Brittany Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Katie Johnson, Colton Collins; mother, Ernestine Perry; grandfather, Robert Goins; siblings, Margaret Jones, Linda Williams and husband, Justin, Brenda Hadley and husband, William, Mark Johnson and wife, Lorie, Glenda Branson and husband, Dennis; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and granddogs.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC. The funeral will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Siler City with Rev. Bob Boyd and Rev. Jim Wall officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siler City Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, United Way of Chatham County, West Chatham Relay for Life or the Boys & Girls Club of Chatham County.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at

Home: Siler City , NC
Date of Death:January 5, 2013
Birthdate:November 10, 1953

Age: 59
Place of Birth:Chatham County, NC
Service Information:Wednesday, January 09, 2013 3:00 PM First Baptist Church, Siler City, NC
Visitation:Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:00-8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Siler City, NC
Interment:Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City, NC

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