Aron Johnson, Jr., 53, of 4075 Springs Road, Conover, NC, died Wednesday in Carolinas Medical Center.
He was born in Cleveland County and was a son of the late Rev. Aron Johnson, Sr. and Lydia Borders Johnson-Gregory.
Aron was employed at Hickory Springs Furniture Company, Hickory, NC.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Jackie, Johnny, Alexander and Cathea.
Surviving are: 2 daughters, Deunica Logan (Marvin) of Gaffney and China Swint of Shelby; brothers, Jesse, Matthew, Charles, Grover and Ricky Gregory, all of Gaffney, SC, Clarence Gregory of Columbia, SC and William Hopper of Greenville, SC; 5 sisters, Verdie Degree of Shelby, Katie Sarratt (Johnel) of Mooresboro, Sarah Jackson and Selma Phillips of Gaffney, and Terrie Covington of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Dez’Janay, Shaun, Melvin, Margeouna, and King; nieces and nephews, including a niece, Lydia Williams (Chad), raised as a daughter, and nephew, William Tyrone Johnson Kim), raised as his son; special friend, Melissa Page, and her children, Kylar, Kamryn, Kara and Kala Thompson, all of the home.
Funeral services will be Monday, 3:00 p.m., in Grace Community Baptist Church in Shelby with Dr. Joseph Sanders-Parks officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park. He will lie in state Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church.
The family is at the home of Lydia and Chad Williams, 6026 Emerald Lane, Shelby, NC.
The Gilmore Mortuary, Gaffney, SC