Edwin Wayne Johnson Jr., 54, of Conover, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Wayne was born on September 1, 1967, in Iredell County, N.C., to Edwin Wayne Johnson and the late Sandra Nash Johnson. He worked at Lyle Creek Elementary School. Wayne loved his family, cars, Harley-Davidson, Elvis and music.

In addition to his mother, Wayne was preceded in death by his sister, Casandra Johnson.

Wayne is survived by his father, Wayne Johnson Sr. (Diane); wife Tomi “Littel” Austin Johnson; son, Myles Dean Johnson; sister, Kim Messick (Shawn); and nephew, Justin Byrd. Also surviving are Wayne’s extended family, his father and mother-in-law, Tommy and Cindy Austin, brother and sister-in-law, Todd Austin and Deneal Robinson (Jody) and niece and nephew, Triniti Austin and Jody Robinson Jr.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Lyle Creek Elementary School with a visitation prior from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Steven Pope officiating. Flowers can be delivered to Lyle Creek Elementary.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Levine Children’s Hospital at, 208 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

1 thought on “Edwin Wayne Johnson Jr.

  1. Though I haven’t seen Wayne since I left the school system, I’ve never forgotten him. Seeing his face and hearing his voice always made my day. He had the ability to make me laugh with just a look or a word. He was simply one of the kindest people I know. He was always helpful and supportive and more than happy to get into some sort of mischief. I loved teasing him about his hair and I had the rare ability to leave him speechless, which was hard to do. He had a rebuttal for everything. Wayne, you were and are much loved and will be missed by so many. May you rest in peace.
    Lynne Henson

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