Ronceverte – Maynard Coogan Johnson, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2023, following a brief illness at Greenbrier Valley Hospital in Fairlea, WV.
He was born Sept. 2, 1932 in Norfolk, VA, the son of Henry G. Johnson and Vivian Crozier Johnson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Mike Johnson. Maynard was a lifelong resident of Ronceverte.
He worked 40 years for Coca Cola Bottling Company and made lots of friends and acquaintances while delivering Coke products along many different routes in the area. During his long career, Maynard was a hard worker who climbed the ranks from window and truck washer to manager of plant operations. In recent years, Maynard truly enjoyed frequent visits from his family members, completing jigsaw and word search puzzles and watching Nascar, westerns and sports. College basketball was what he enjoyed the most.
Survivors include Deborah Ross (Dennis Dugan) of Raleigh, NC, Donna Seams (Earl) of Summerfield, NC, and Stephen Johnson (Carol) of Ronceverte; three granddaughters, Carly Smith of Oak Ridge, NC, Courtney Horan of Stokesdale, NC and Megan Bottego of Asheville, NC; and three grandsons, Travis Ross of New York City, Josh Johnson of Harrisburg, NC and Justin Johnson of Ronceverte; along with 15 great-grandchildren.
Maynard was greatly loved, admired, and respected by his children, grands and great-grands. They looked forward to their visits with him and enjoyed his humor and sharp wit.
A private family memorial is being planned for Apr. 22, 2023.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com
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