Sam Johnson



Mr. Samuel Sugg Johnson, 73, known best as “Sam”, died Thursday evening, August 30, 2018, at his home in Hookerton. Born October 9, 1944, he was the son of the late Jim and Elizabeth Sugg Johnson. Sam was a retired carpenter and a member of Hookerton UMC. Together with his wife, Jo Ann, they babysat several children whom Sam considered “his own”. Those special children are Kayla Dail, Bruce Dail, Coby Crandell, Mason Ware and Carlee Ware.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Johnson; and sisters, Thelma Johnson, Alma Hilte, and Margaret Morris.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann Matthews Johnson; sisters, Helen Roberson (Clyde) and Sarah Head (Larry), all of Hookerton; step-children, Matt Newcomb of Goldsboro, Lee Newcomb of Durham and Daniel Newcomb of Goldsboro; 7 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3 PM Sunday, September 2, at the Hookerton UMC. Interment will follow at the Hookerton UMC Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 – 2:45 PM prior to the service and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hookerton UMC, PO Box 10, Hookerton, NC 28538 or Pruitt Hospice, 2313-A Executive Circle, Greenville, NC 27834. Online condolences at