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William Thomas Johnson “Tommy”, 77, passed away May 7th, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Shari Minter Johnson. They shared 25 years of marriage together.
Born in Brownsville, KY he was the son of the late Rev. Coda Thomas Johnson and Mamie Ellen Hyde. He graduated from Brownsville High School, and later earned his technician certification with the Bear Automotive Safety Service School. Tommy was retired from employment as a NASCAR crew member and team manager for K & K Insurance Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Stavola Brothers Racing.
He was a member of Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church in Concord. Tommy had a passion for classic cars and loved discussing NASCAR history and was to fix issues on his friends street automobiles, his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and his compassion for friends and strangers. He always had everyone’s best interest at heart and not his own.
He is survived by his spouse, Shari Minter Johnson; son, William Craig Johnson and wife, Candice; daughter, Gina Johnson Knight; three grandchildren, Corey Johnson and wife, Nicole; Brandon Johnson; and Michael Johnson and wife, Shelby; 8 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Audrey, Natalie, Reef, Cayden, Riley, Cayden, and Daymon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Brenda Kay Johnson; wife, Judith Braswell Johnson; wife, Juanita Hyatt; and grandson, R. J. Knight.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Friends are invited to stop by the Johnson residence for a personal visit between the hours of 3-6 PM on May 10th, 11th or 12th.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 5027, Concord, NC 28027.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Johnson family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.