Loyd Lee Johnson, 86, of Sam Robinson Drive in Pembroke passed from this life Saturday February 20, 2010 at Radford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Radford. Born in Red Sulphur Springs, WV on July 24, 1923, he was a son of the late Walter Lewis and Lula C. Shovler Johnson. Loyd had been employed at the Leas & McVitty Tannery for many years and was retired from the Giles County School Board as a School Custodian. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Rosa B. Dickerson Johnson and his second wife Martha Brown Johnson, a son Edward Lee Johnson and a daughter Carolyn C. Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son and daughter-in-law Loyd Lee Jr. and Sandra Johnson of Floyd; his daughters and sons-in-law Gloria J. Crews of Battle Creek, MI, Mary E. and Frank Canada of White Sulphur Springs, WV, kElva Louise and Ronald Jones of Christiansburg, Patricia R. Kirby of Christiansburg; his step-sons Paul Green and James Green of Talcott, WV; his sisters Elva Gray (Eddie) of Elgood, WV and Alma Medley of East Orange, NJ; his twenty-six grandchildren; his thirty-one great-grandchildren; his one great-great-grandchild; and a special friend Brenda Mitchell of Pembroke.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2010 in First Baptist Church , Pembroke with The Rev. T. M. Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. , Pembroke Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.