Claude Johnson, 79, of 203 Fairview Drive, Beaufort, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.

Claude Johnson, 79, of 203 Fairview Drive, Beaufort, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.

A native of Beaufort, he was the owner of C.J. Trucking Company for many years and was a retired longshoreman.

Funeral was Monday at Purvis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Beaufort. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn M. Johnson of the home; two sons, Claude A. Murray of Durham and Donnie Cox of Belhaven; three daughters, Teresa Parker of Beaufort, Jessica McLean of Kinston and Lekesha George of Havelock; two brothers, Arizona Johnson of Beaufort and Walter Murrell of Lake Charles, La.; two sisters, Mary Brimmer of Beaufort and Marie Mushangahiki of Brunswick, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.