Johnnie McNair III, received his heavenly wings on January 14, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. He was born to Johnnie McNair, Jr. and Beatrice McNair Griffin on March 15, 1953 in Norfolk, VA.
Johnnie graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, Norfolk, VA in 1971. He was a faithful member of St. Paul CME Church, Norfolk, VA. for over 50 years, where he supervised the Youth Ministry, served on the Usher Board and Kitchen Ministry, and also a member of the Senior and Men’s Choirs, where he sung often as lead soloist. Johnnie was employed at Budweiser Anheuser-Busch and PepsiCo as a driver and delivery man for many years while in this area. He attended Tidewater Community College where he received a Certificate in Culinary Arts. He was well-known for his cooking skills and never turned down an opportunity to go fishing.
Johnnie relocated to Charlotte, NC where he has resided for the last 8 years. While in Charlotte he worked for Sam’s Club, until retiring prior to his death. He was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice McNair Griffin, maternal grandparents Ernest Savage and Florence Turner Savage and paternal grandparents Johnnie McNair, Sr and Hazel McNair Sutton; one uncle Melvin D. McNair and two aunts Marjorie Savage and Barbara Jean Walton .
He leaves to cherish his memory his fiancee’ (little shorty), Toni Stitt of Charlotte, NC; his father, Johnnie McNair, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; one son, Abron (Boxey) Clark of Norfolk; two daughters, Tiffany Tillery (Billy) and Ashley McNair both of Norfolk; four granddaughters, Bianca Wilkins, Brianna Wilkins, Ary’Anna Cannady and Akira Clark, all of Norfolk; one grandson Arreion Clark of Norfolk; four sisters, Deborah Scoggins and Hermione Everett, both of Chesapeake, Terrie McNair of Hampton and Tracy McNair of Norfolk; one brother, Donald McNair of Norfolk; a step daughter, Tenisha Edwards (Derrick) of Norfolk; a stepson Rod Stafford of Charlotte, NC; two step grandchildren Kiera and Rod Jr. Stafford both of Charlotte, NC; two aunts Jean M. Watson (Melvin) and Janice Charity both of Chesapeake and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.