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Johnny Michael Avery

October 14, 1943 August 10, 2019
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Obituary for Johnny Michael Avery

Mr. Johnny Michael Avery,75, of Dunn died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Betsy Johnson Hospital. 

Mr. Avery was born October 14, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland son of the late Jeff D. and Lena Boyette Avery. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sue Bartholomew.

Mr. Avery was a graduate of Grainger High School in Kinston. He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from Duke University. He was a lifelong math teacher. He taught most of his career at Durham-Jordan High School where he was also the boys basketball coach. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Durham and was now a member of the First Baptist Church of Dunn where he had served both churches as a Sunday School Teacher.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Thornton and Rev. Jimmy Newkirk officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Mr. Avery is survived by wife, Armida Mitchell Avery; sons, Johnny “Michael” Avery, Jr. and wife Allison of Rocky Mount, Mitchell D. Avery and wife Lori of Fulton, Missouri; daughter, Anna Avery Walters and husband Tim of Cary; grandchildren, Alissa, Katie, Meg, John and Jase Avery, Isaac, Grant, Luke and Tanner Avery, Ty, Ben and Paige Walters; niece, Brooks Emory and husband Brad of Apex. 

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Skinner and Smith Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International Harnett County – South Camp P.O. Box 321 Dunn, N.C.  28335 or to the First Baptist Church of Dunn, 309 W. Broad St. Dunn, N.C. 28334.


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Visitation

Tuesday

13

Aug

6:00 PM 8/13/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Skinner & Smith Funeral Home
905 Erwin Road Dunn 28334 NC
United States

Funeral Services

Wednesday

14

Aug

11:00 AM 8/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Skinner & Smith Funeral Home
905 Erwin Road Dunn 28334 NC
United States
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