Lawrence McNeill Johnson

Lawrence McNeill Johnson

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Death 28 Jan 2008 (aged 84)
Burial Aberdeen, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 36633922 · View Source
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Lawrence McNeill Johnson was born on 12 July 1923. He was the son of James Talbot Johnson and Kate Miriam Holcombe. Lawrence McNeill Johnson died on 28 January 2008 at Aberdeen, Moore Co., NC, at age 84.1 He was buried on 31 January 2008 at Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, Moore Co., NC.

Lawrence Johnson, a lifelong resident of Aberdeen and well-known attorney, died Monday night at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a fall.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, with burial following in the church cemetery. He was 84.

Lawrence ("Larry") Johnson was born in Aberdeen on July 12, 1923, the fourth child of J. Talbot and Kate Holcomb Johnson. He attended Southern Pines High School and prepped at the Mount Herman Preparatory School in Massachusetts.

In 1941 he entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but his academic career was cut short by service in the Army during World War II. Shortly after basic training he was transferred to the University of Nebraska for six months in a newly instituted program to learn German, which was to be of use to him while serving in a counter- intelligence unit in Germany.

He returned to the United States in April of 1946 and went on the receive his A.B. degree in political science from Chapel Hill in 1947. In June of 1950 he graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law and in October of the same year joined his father's law practice in Aberdeen.

Johnson was a third-generation attorney in his family's law firm, which was founded in 1900 in Aberdeen by his grandfather, James McNeill Johnson. His father, James Talbot Johnson, joined the firm in 1913.


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  • Originally Created by: gleebigg
  • Added: 2 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 36633922
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence McNeill Johnson (12 Jul 1923–28 Jan 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36633922, citing Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, Moore County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by PAllred (contributor 48048940) .