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LEXINGTON, N.C. - Eric "Ric" B. Johnson of Lexington, North Carolina, passed away on Nov. 6, 2017, at the Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington, North Carolina, after a brief illness.
He was born on March 19, 1947, in Sidney to E. Bernard "Ben" and Janet Vail Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa, residing at the Brian Center in Lexington, and her son, Clinton Idol. Ric is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Maner and her husband, Bobby; grandson, Bobby Maner and his fiancé Whitney and their son, Brayden, and grandson, Derek Maner, all of Lexington. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister, Mike (Cindy) Johnson, Jim (Marge) Johnson, Karen Johnson Feltham (Tenzin), Steve (Melba) Johnson, sister-in-law, April McWeeney; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Jerry and Ernest; and grandson, Nickolas.
Ric grew up on the family dairy farm in Unadilla and graduated from Unatego Central School where he actively played sports.
He moved to North Carolina in 1967 and started his career in the printing business. He was production manager at the High Point Enterprise. After that, he worked for AdPlex, in Greensboro, coordinating warehouse shipping and receiving operations, for more than 20 years, where he was well appreciated and loved by his AdPlex family.
Burial will be in the Johnson family plot in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at the Sidney Elks Lodge, River Street, Sidney.
A Celebration of Life for Ric in North Carolina will be scheduled at a later date.
Ric's family extends special thanks to Ric's AdPlex and Enterprise family and close friends, Mitch and Gail Edwards for their friendship and support to Ric over the years and during his illness.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC, 27292, or the charity of your choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Published on November 9, 2017
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