Melvin Lloyd Johnson

Lloyd Johnson, age 73, of Arden died Tuesday June 20, 2017 at Care Partners Solace in Asheville.

Mr. Johnson was born October 16, 1943 in Buncombe County where he lived most of his life. Lloyd owned an HVAC company in Asheville and also performed in several bluegrass bands, most recently the Dixie Grass Band. He completed his education at Cecil’s Junior College in Asheville with a concentration in Business Law as well as a certificate program in bible studies from the Herbert W. Armstrong Bible College. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served in the Signal Corp, primarily in Germany.

He was the son of the late Frank Johnson Sr. and Leatha Phillips of Buncombe County. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. Surviving are one son Steven Lloyd Johnson and one brother David Johnson and his wife Hazel. He has numerous surviving nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held at 2:30pm Wednesday June 28, 2017 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home at 17 Merrimon Ave. Weaverville with Jim Turpin officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Sheba Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a private gathering on Wednesday afternoon at 5pm at Jack of the Wood at 95 Patton Ave. Asheville and on Tuesday night after visitation at The Bywater at 796 Riverside Drive Asheville.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a fund is being established in Lloyd’s honor to offer scholarships to local artists. Donations can be made to For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Johnson’s obituary at

Lloyd Johnson

Lloyd Johnson