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Johnny William Rambo, 73
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Johnny William Rambo, 73, a McMinnville resident and Van Buren County native, was born March 9, 1946 and passed away Feb. 3, 2020 at Generations of Spencer following an extended illness.

He was a retired circulation manager with the Tennessean newspaper and the son of the late Harold Rambo, Hazel Wheeler Blaylock, and Odie Blaylock. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Jessie Faye Mooneyham Rambo, brother Tommy Rambo and sisters Mary Burch and Shirley Bond.

Mr. Rambo is survived by wife, Reba Rambo of McMinnville, son and daughter-in-law Mark and Susie Rambo of Tullahoma, nine stepchildren; two grandchildren, Maggie and Abbie Rambo of Tullahoma, 15 step-grandchildren; six step-great grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda Cantrell of Morrison, and Judy and Randy Gillespie of McMinnville, two brothers and sister-in-law, Harold Blaylock of Pikeville, and Randall and Marilyn Blaylock of West Virginia. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Frazier’s Chapel Cemetery in White County with Jon Simmons officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. There will be no visitation or service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 5, 2020