He was born March 26, 1929, in Cumberland County, to the late Melvin and Bessie Coop Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Willis Johnson on September 25, 2010, one brother, Russell Johnson and two great-grandchildren.
He was a retired businessman, owning Johnson Candy Company for several years. He was a member of Columbia Church of Christ, where he served as Elder and Song Leader for years. He was proud to a Kentucky Colonel.
Four daughters and sons-in-law – Connie and Ronnie Stone, Peggy and Mike Ellis, Becky and Chuck Rogers, Paula and David Eubank all of Columbia
One brother – Malcolm Johnson of Burkesville
11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends
Funeral service – Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Columbia Church of Christ with Dean Roach officiating
Burial in Columbia Cemetery
Visitation after 4:00 P.M. Tuesday and 7:00 A.M. Wednesday at Columbia Church of Christ
Casket Bearers: David Hall Eubank, Ron Stone, Eric Eubank, John Stewart, Matthew Hall Stewart, Andrew Stewart, James Allen Eubank
Honorary: Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements