Roy Hamlin Johnson Jr.
Roy Hamlin Johnson, Jr. died January 14, 2020.
He was born in Beckley, WV on July 7, 1929, the son of Fayette Tribune managing editor Roy H. "Jack" Johnson and French teacher Louise Johnson Smith, both long deceased, and husband of soprano Janis Marilyn Johnson, now living in Fayetteville. He is also survived by two sons, Roy Hamlin Johnson III of Laurel, Maryland and Nathan Charles Johnson of Bowie, Maryland; and two grandchildren, Chad Johnson and Natalie Johnson, both of Bowie, Maryland.
Mr. Johnson was an accomplished musician. During his 40 years in the Washington DC area, he gave multiple critically acclaimed piano recitals at the National Gallery, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, and University of Maryland. He and his wife moved to Fayetteville in 2005.
To learn more about Mr. Johnson's music accomplishments, please go to the funeral home website:
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, with Rev. Robert Wood officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour before the memorial service at the church on Saturday.
For those wishing to express condolences to the Johnson family, you may do so by visiting our website at
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Johnson family.
Published on February 12, 2020


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