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10/9/2020 3:20:00 PM
Donnell (Donald Byrd) Johnson
February 16, 1942 - September 26, 2020

SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. - Donnell (Donald Byrd) Johnson, 78, of Sherrills Ford passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

He was born February 16, 1942 in Yancey County to the late Jack Byrd and Disa Johnson Metcalf. Donald retired from Bassett Furniture where he worked as a frame builder. He enjoyed sitting on the banks of the river fishing and being in the woods hunting. His greatest love was Diet Mt. Dew™ and Little Debbie™ cakes.

Those left to cherish his memory are his siblings Grady Byrd, Ricky Byrd, Rita Price, Trudy McCurry, and Sally Hedrick; as well as several other brothers and sisters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service to celebrate Donald’s life will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church cemetery in Catawba. Rev. Matt Rummage will officiate.

Condolences may be sent to the Byrd/Johnson family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Byrd/Johnson family.

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