Johnnie Herman Harrington, age 92, of Fuquay Varina, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home.
He was born in Lee County on July 7, 1926 to the late Cloveus May Harrington and Irene Walker Harrington. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Mae Harrington Badgett and brothers, Albert (Pete) Harrington and Ray Harrington. Johnnie was a member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church for over 85 years. He retired as an Inspector with the Department of Transportation after 43 years of service and was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine because of his exemplary service to the State of North Carolina.
Johnnie is survived by his wife of 71 years, Rosella Todd Harrington; son, Troy Allen Harrington and wife, Julie of Durham; daughter, Sarah Harrington Mitchell and husband, Willard of Willow Spring, and one grandchild, Parker Harris Harrington and wife, Emilee.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Jonesboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Trent Jones officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Wesley Center. Burial will follow in Buffalo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.