Willie Homer “Tater” Johnson, 66, died Wednesday July 19, 2017, at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem.
Mr. Johnson was born October 12, 1950, in Clifton Forge a son of the late Carl and Alberta Burks Johnson.
He had retired from the Alleghany County Public Works Department. He was a member of the Iron Gate Baptist Church. Willie was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching his favorite team, the Washington Redskins.
Surviving are two Daughters, Meca Taylor and her Fiancé, Kyle Smith, of Dallas TX, and Alisha Taylor of Harrisonburg; one granddaughter, Tyhesha Taylor, three Brothers, Carl Edward Johnson and his Wife, Camella, Robert L. “Flattop” Johnson and his Wife, Glendora, and Harry Johnson all of Covington; three Sisters, Marian Gabriel and her Husband, Samuel, of Atlantic City, NJ, Emily Quarles of Iron Gate and Polly Hunter and her Husband Russell, of Covington, and several nieces and nephews and special kids and tons of friends. Also, preceding his death is long time best friend Donald Eugene Tucker Sr along with his surviving family; wife children and grandchildren who were also a big part of his life and who he considered his second family.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephanie Clark officiating.
Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery at Clifton Forge.
The family will receive their friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.