TROUTMAN Johnny Dwight Jolly Jr., 63, of Troutman, passed away, unexpectedly, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Johnny was born Oct. 10, 1955, in Iredell County and was the son of Peggy Poole Jolly of Troutman and the late Johnny "Buck" Dwight Jolly Sr. He was a graduate of South Iredell High School, Mitchell Community College, received his Masters from UNC Greensboro and studied for his Doctorate at Indiana University. He worked as an English teacher at South Iredell High School for over 20 years and never missed a day. He loved running, classical music, reading and collecting antiques. In addition to his mother, Johnny is survived by a niece, Megan Jolly of Statesville; one great-niece, Aubrey Jolly of Statesville; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Jolly. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, June 7, at the South Iredell High School Performing Arts Center with the Revs. JB Parker and John Stevenson officiating. The family will speak with friends following the service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com. Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Johnny Jolly.