Mr. James Franklin Johnson, 78, of the Hubbard’s Cove community in Grundy County passed away Monday, June 10, at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville with his family at his bedside.
He was born in Viola on Oct. 26, 1940 to James Calvin and Mabel Fults Johnson, who preceded him in death along with his wife, Mildred Hobbs Johnson.
He was U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. He was retired from Bouldin and Lawson where he served as plant manager. He also had worked at Carrier Corporation as a supervisor, Oster and Powermatic. He operated Johnson’s Exxon in Hubbard’s Cove for many years and J&J Market in Viola. He enjoyed farming and raising vegetables.
He is survived by his sons, Stephen D. Fearing and James P. “J.P.” (Amanda) Johnson, daughters Cindy Myers, Sherry (Tony) Frazier and Kim (Kary) Frazier, brother Luther Paul Johnson, grandchildren Brad Myers, Kelcie Fearing, Eric and Christa Frazier, Heather Melton, Brittany McGee, Landon and Haley Johnson, Dylan Crawford and Jake McClain, great-grandchildren Allie and Chloe Melton, Bryce and Braxton McGee, Elissia and Jayla Frazier, Issabella and McKenna Searcy, Jaymeson and Shelbey Hale.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Funeral Home chapel with minister Ralph Springer officiating with burial to follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with military honors. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.
Central Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.centralfuneralhome.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 14, 2019