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Joseph "Joe" Johnson

March 2, 1939 — January 14, 2017

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Joseph "Joe" William Johnson

Wrens, GA  –              Joseph "Joe" William Johnson, 77, loving companion of 5 years to Deloris Carr, entered into his eternal rest on Saturday evening, January 14, 2017 at Augusta University from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services in Georgia will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday evening, January 19, 2017 with Rev. Tim Hoover officiating. Funeral services in Tennessee will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017 at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Vonore).  Interment with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

One of six children born to the late Beulah White Johnson and the late Phillip C. Johnson, Joe grew up in Monroe County, Tennessee.  A patriot, he joined the Army at age 17, serving in Vietnam and working as an airplane mechanic before retiring with 20 years of service to our country. Moving to Georgia to be near his sister, he then worked as an auto mechanic with Satcher Auto in Augusta. Not only was Joe mechanically inclined but he also held a technical degree in welding. He was very active and was always busy—usually working on some sort of motor or engine.  He did enjoy fishing, bowling, and playing golf. He also liked to cook and had a knack for grilling.  Joe loved his Lord and Savior and served Him at Faith Evangelistic Bible Church.  He never met a stranger and was known as a jokester and for his tall tales. Joe also loved his dogs--he was always picking up strays and bringing them home; and kept at least one of them with him at all times.  He was happiest visiting with his family and friends, especially those in Tennessee.  Having a generous spirit, Joe was good-hearted and always had a positive, can-do attitude that uplifted others.  His death leaves a void that no one can fill, but his love leaves us memories that no one can steal.

Joe was also preceded in death by his brother, Rick Johnson. Other survivors include his children, Chuck D. Johnson (Daphne) of Harlem, Sherry L. Johnson of Tellico Plains TN, Joseph W. Johnson, Jr. (Keela) of Maryville TN, Brian K. Johnson (Amy) of Loudon TN, and Tim Hill of Atlanta; four siblings, Nina Freeman, Maggie Shaw of Madisonville TN, Randy Johnson (Becky) of Ballplay TN, and Gene Johnson (Annaray) of Madisonville TN; nine grandchildren, Jacqueline, Whitney, Tommy, Tisha, Crystal, Michael, Julia, Britney and Katie; twelve great grandchildren; best friend, Charles D. Morgan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Because of this unexpected loss, the family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made directly to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens GA 30833.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday evening, January 19, 2017 and at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vonore TN, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017.


Psalms 23  (NKJ)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
Shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my
Enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy
Shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.

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