Darren Dwayne Johnson


Darren Dwayne Johnson, 48, a resident of Mt. Liberty community, passed away unexpectedly on Monday March 1, 2021, at his residence.

Darren was born March 22, 1972, in Cheverly, Maryland, a son of the late George Thomas Johnson, Jr. and Diana Carol (Holbert) Johnson-Davide, who survives of Mt. Liberty community.

Also surviving is brother, George “GT” Johnson and wife, Belinda, of Mt. Liberty community; sister, Jennifer Whetzel and husband, Tommy, of Philippi; nieces and nephews, Jessica Marie Cecil and husband, Jackson, of Florida, Samantha Roy and husband, Earl, of Mt. Liberty community, Cameron James Whetzel of Philippi, Emma Jean Whetzel of Philippi, Alexandra Floyd of Georgia, Ireland Daugherty of Philippi and Aiden Prater of Philippi

Darren was preceded in death by his father and grandparents, Herbert and Carol Holbert and George and Dorothy Johnson.

Darren worked as a retail parts pro for Advance Auto in Philippi, and had worked for 16 years as the electronic department manager for Kmart. He was a member of the Mt. Liberty Community Association and Barbour Church of Christ. Darren was a Dale Earnhardt fan, he was also an avid crafter and enjoyed making Christmas ornaments.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory, 220 N. Walnut St., Philippi, on Thursday March 4, from 5-8 p.m. and on Friday March 5, from 8-11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. with speaker Danny Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barbour Church of Christ for the food pantry and children school supply outreach.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.