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John "Johnny" Duncan Ghee, Jr.

August 8, 1965 — August 12, 2023


John “Johnny” Duncan Ghee, Jr., 58, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at  ARMC. A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia and the son of the John Duncan Ghee and the late Sue Charlotte Burton Ghee and was the husband of 34 years to Carmen Jewell Hurley Ghee, who survives. 

It is with extreme sadness and heavy hearts to announce the passing of Johnny Duncan Ghee, Jr., an extraordinary husband, father and friend.

Johnny spent his childhood in Hawaii and Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated from East Carolina University (1988) where he met his wife, Carmen Hurley of 34 years. Johnny began his career with Universal Forest Products 34 years ago and was promoted to National Vice President of Multifamily Construction in 2019. A man of unwavering loyalty, integrity, and kindness, he touched the lives of everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

Of all the hats Johnny has worn, his friends and family know him best as a hunter, fisherman, coach, surfer, grill master, oyster shucker, farmer, comedian, mentor, PTA President, political fanatic, patriot, leader, and Christian, but the one word that describes Johnny the most, is “Legend”.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Carmen Jewell Hurley Ghee of the home; son, Noah Duncan Ghee of the home and his daughter, Hailey Jade Ghee of Atlanta, Georgia; father, John D. Ghee and step mother, Dorothy of Vero Beach, Florida; Father and mother-in-law, Brady and Rebecca Hurley of Garner, North Carolina and a sister, Jill Vendette and husband, Chad of Wisconsin.

A Celebration of his life will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, August 18 2023 at Alamance Country Club, located at 2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington, NC 27215.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to The Noah Duncan Ghee Special Needs Trust, 7128 Ludgate Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, August 18, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alamance Country Club

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