Grady Preston Johnson

Posted at 8:10 PM on May 13, 2019


Grady Preston Johnson, 67, of Statesville, N.C., died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 28, 1952, in Iredell County to the late Rufus “John” Johnson and Blanche Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Cothron.

Grady attended Iredell County Schools and was retired from Kenny Benfield Construction. He attended Foundation Fellowship. Grady loved working, fishing, camping, hunting and cooking on his port-a-pit. He loved his family and friends and always looked out for others. Grady was a jack of all trades and could fix most anything. He never met a stranger and was a loving person with a big heart and will truly be missed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Faye Myers Johnson; a son, David Johnson; a daughter, Shannon Johnson; a step-son, Cecil Privette (Donna); a step-daughter, Jan Privette; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Millie Johnson, Becky Dellinger, and Pat Shoemaker; and two brothers, Dale Pendergrass and Gary Johnson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Frye officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.

The family requests that no flowers be sent; instead they ask that memorials be made to West Iredell Dialysis Center, 115 Westbrook Lane, Statesville, NC 28625 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

The family would like to give a special thanks to West Iredell Dialysis Center, Hospice of Iredell County and the staff of Iredell Memorial Hospice for the loving care given to Grady.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Grady Johnson family.

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