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Kirby “Bud” Lee Johnson Jr., 79, of Sanford, passed away Wednesday, March 23 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

The family received friends on Sunday, March 27 at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The funeral service followed in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bruce MacInnes officiating.

Kirby was born in Lee County on June 27, 1942, to the late Kirby Lee Johnson and Idela Hall Johnson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Jesse Heath and Altie McDuffie and brother Buddy Johnson. Kirby was retired from GKN. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; daughter, Angela Brown of Sanford; son, Rodney Lee Johnson of Clayton; sister, Doris Smith of Lemon Springs; brother, Ronnie Lee Johnson of Broadway; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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