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James Dale ‘Pops’ Johnson, 73, Army veteran

James Dale ‘Pops’ Johnson

WILMINGTON — James Dale “Pops” Johnson, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Northchase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Wilmington, the son of Jessie James Johnson and Lucille Matthews Johnson.

James served his country with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army. He was an active lifetime member of the American Legion Post 10.

James is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, Shane Beck and Ronnie Beck; brother, Thomas Long; cousin, Julia Loefler; and beloved fur-baby Elmo.

Placement of Pops’ urn in the columbarium at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, with a rendering of military honors by the U.S. Army, will take place at a later date.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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