James Lewis Johnson

January 21, 1932August 1, 2018

James L. Johnson went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born January 21, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in the Hardin Valley community of Knox County. Mr. Johnson retired after 22 years of service in the United States Air Force, and 22 years with Norfolk Southern Railway. He was a 33 degree Mason, a member of the Shriners Kerbela Temple of Knoxville, The Bearden #437 Chapter of the Eastern Star, Trinity Baptist Church and the Morning Star Bible Class. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Margaret Foster Johnson; brother, Raymond Johnson; sisters: Peggy Johnson Ferguson and Inez Johnson Black. Survivors include his wife, Judaun Wittenbarger Johnson; sons: Donald Johnson (Andrea) of Nashville, Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson (Karen) of Vero Beach, Florida; grandsons: Joshua Johnson (Rebecca) of Maryville, Tennessee, Samuel Johnson (Whitley) of Knoxville, Matthew Johnson (Niki) of Navarre Beach, Florida, Andrew Johnson of Coalfield, Tennessee; granddaughter, Amanda Johnson of Knoxville; five great grandchildren; longtime friends, Pelham and Glenda Miller of Powell. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Sherwood Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will be held in Sherwood Memorial Gardens with full military honors. The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Ben Atchley Veterans Home. Please visit to leave condolences for the family.


  • James Lewis Johnson Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • James Lewis Johnson Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • James Lewis Johnson Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Carol & Kerry Miller

August 3, 2018

When our daughter, Andrea, married Don Johnson, we met Jim and it was our privilege to get to spend time with him. He was very sweet and caring to those around him and always enjoyed when the whole gang showed up for Christmas. He especially loved all the food! He was very proud of his time in the service and so proud to be an American. If someone asked him about his service days, he was more than happy to tell his stories. God bless you, Jim, and may you rest in peace.

Jean Rhyne

August 3, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I was a neighbor and enjoyed stopping by sharing thoughts and sometimes cookies. Cherish good memories. Jean Rhyne

Everett and Nancy Steele

August 3, 2018

Don - we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. May good memories help you through these difficult times.