George David Johnson

Born: Tue., Jan. 21, 1941
Died: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017


2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 04, 2017
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 05, 2017
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

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George David Johnson age 76 of Whitwell, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 2, 2017.  Mr. Johnson was a dedicated lifelong charter member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  He retired from CSX Railroad after 32 years.  Mr. Johnson was one of the original founders of Crossroads Recreational Park, where he served the community until retiring as park manager.  He truly loved baseball as a player and a fan. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Hearl & Eula Rose Johnson; sisters, Mary Ruth Woody, Vera Mae Bryson; brother, Charles Adams.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 50 years Sara Rankin Johnson; two children, David (Marla) Johnson and Angie (Bryan) Lofty all of Whitwell; four grandchildren, Ethan Johnson, Kenneth Paul Hamrick, Caleb Lofty & Maddie Lofty.

Family will receive friends Saturday 2-9PM, November 4, 2017.

Funeral services will be Sunday 2PM, CST, November 5, 2017 at the Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Hedrick & Rev. David Grisham officiating.  Interment at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

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   Posted Fri November 03, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I too have felt the pain of losing some of those I love in death. I hope you are being surrounded by loving family and friends and taking care of yourself during this difficult time. The God of all comfort provides hope for those who have passed away and comfort for those who have survived. We are promised that our loved ones will return to us one day very soon. As Jesus resurrected his friend, Lazarus, and many others, you will see your loved one again. (John 5:28, 29) How the True God longs to do that! (Job 14:14, 15). Until then, may you continue to keep his memory warm in your hearts until you see him happy and healthy again one day very soon. Prayers and thoughts are with you . . .

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Laura Hydas
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by SQN Outage Services. Mark Hydas,Mike Walker, and Herb Hill.

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Jack and Sue Lay
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of George.
We have all the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jack and Sue Lay
Oneida, TN

Valerie Sue Merritt
   Posted Sat November 04, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with his family

Daniel and Sarah Webster
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of your loss but rejoice in his gain. May God surround you with His love and fill you with His peace.

James (Jim) Amacher
   Posted Sun November 05, 2017
Good By my friend. I will never forget you. It was a pleasure working with you on the railroad and always a pleasure with my business dealings with you after we retired. Rest in peace my friend.

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