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Alyce Butts

So very sorry to hear of Wilbur's passing. He was a wonderful person.

Susane Spencer

Will miss your jokes and working together..Great memories.

Karleen Hughes

Wilbur was such a gentle man. I have fond memories of him when I was living with Mary Jane Matthews. He and my husband Ed were able to play golf when we visited Fernandina. We have such fond memories of him.

Kenzie Branch

You were an amazing grandpa who did anything and everything for us. I miss you and I love you everyday. I promise that I’ll take care of mom and Josh and everyone else for you. 🤍

Margaret Scott

Always enjoyed seeing Wilbur. Always a friendly smile. He cared so much for his patients. He earned his peace.

Ellen Schmidt

I remember Wilbur Johnson, being such a kind gentle soul. I had the privilege of working with him at Barnabas after he retired from a long time working with another medical group in Yulee. He gave so much to all who came in to his care. I’m saddened by his death, he left this earth to soon, but I know God has a place for him and he will be and peace.My prayers will be with him and his family.

Jim Mayo

For many years Wilbur gave compassionate and competent care to hundreds of Nassau County patients. The tragedy of his final illness is compounded by the noble purpose of his life. I am fortunate to have known him.

Wilbur L. Johnson


Wilbur Lavern Johnson, 73, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Wilbur was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 17, 1949, to the late Ruby Dawkins and Willis Dawkins. He was raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. After high school, Wilbur attended Georgia Southern University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology. Wilber then obtained his master’s degree and was a member of the second graduating class of Physician Assistants from the University of Florida.

He worked as a Physician Assistant for over 40 years. During Wilbur’s career he also served in the Army National Guard where he retired with the rank of Major in 2009.

Wilbur had many interests throughout his life that included, listening to a variety of music, reading, photography, golfing, traveling, camping, fishing, going to his lake house, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Wilbur was involved in Kiwanis and also enjoyed volunteering at the Barnabus Center where he worked as a Physician Assistant at Barnabus in Fernandina Beach during his last few years of employment. He was passionate about helping others and giving back to his community.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Jerral Johnson

Wilbur leaves behind his daughter, Mandy Johnson Branch, her spouse, Josh Branch; a son, Will Johnson, three grandchildren, Bryce, Kenzie, and Karsyn; his former spouse, Mary Alice Johnson; a brother, Lee Dawkins and a sister, Joann Pierce.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.


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