Frederick “Sonny” C. Johnson, Sr.

Frederick “Sonny” C. Johnson, Sr.

Frederick “Sonny” C. Johnson, Sr., 81, passed away on January 24, 2021. He was a native of Hampton, VA and a resident of Williamsburg. Sonny served two years in the U.S. Army and later became President/owner of Johnson Auto Parts, retiring after 30 years. He was a member of the Khedive Shriners.

Sonny was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Diane A. Johnson; parents, Frank C. and Ethel L. Johnson; and brother, Coleman L. Johnson. He is survived by his son, Frederick “Butch” C. Johnson II (Trina); daughter, Jennifer “Sissy” A. Bryant; grandchildren, Hatie, Summer, John, Cody, Trevor, Sonnie, and Jack; four great-grandchildren; brothers, John Johnson (Ann) and Curtis Johnson; sisters, Shirley Williams (Sonny), Beverly Sweeney (Bobby), and Ethel Carmines (Ted); and close friend and caregiver, Cheryl Montgomery.

The family wishes to thank Kelly Gilbert with Riverside Health System for her care and support.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Peninsula Memorial Park. Guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.