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Thomas "Ed" Johnson III, 74

Thomas "Ed" Johnson III, 74

Thomas "Ed" Johnson III, 74, of Hendersonville passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at his home.

Ed was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Winston-Salem to Thomas Edward Johnson Jr. and Elizabeth Snyder Johnson, who preceded him in death.

A lifelong Moravian, he was a member of Trinity Moravian church in Winston-Salem.

Ed was an excellent piano player, who entertained all with his ability to play by ear and who knew endless amounts of songs by heart. He was a caring husband, father and grandfather and was loved by all.

Ed is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elaine Johnson; a son Charles Edward Johnson of Winston-Salem; and a daughter Susan Johnson Toole and her husband Greg of Asheville; one granddaughter Laney Toole; his two brothers Phil Johnson of Winston-Salem and Bob Johnson of Statesville; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at Calvary Churchyard. A memorial service will be held in the Clubhouse at Heritage Hills at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Moravian Church, 220 E. Sprague St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

To sign an online guest book, visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.