Donald Joel Johnson
August 22, 1953 – June 11, 2018
Donald Joel Johnson was born in Anniston on August 22, 1953 to parents Charles Edward Johnson and Venna Orelia Johnson. He passed from his earthly life into eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, June 11, 2018.
Services for Donald will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary. Pastor Mike Owens will officiate the service and burial will follow at Seven Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Donald attended church all his years of growing up, but he did not have peace with Jesus until the latter years of his life. In his mature age, he came to fully understand John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Donald lived out the rest of his life sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ with all he came in contact with. He was a devoted husband and loved his wife Kay from the time her met her at 20 years old. He loved his daughters, Michele and Katie, and his grandchildren with a passion. He was a devoted Christian, a member of Leatherwood Baptist Church, and he spent time daily reading his Bible and devotionals. He was an avid Alabama fan. As a young man, he loved playing sports with friends, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He attended school at Cedar Springs and then Jacksonville High School, graduating in 1971. He spent his life growing up in the Angel, Seven Springs, and Jacksonville area. Donald was a house painter by trade, ran a press at Magic Chef for many years, and he spent his latter working years at Federal-Mogul.
Donald is survived by his wife, Kay; his daughters, Michele Hilburn (Alan) and Katie Wood (Joe); his mother, Orelia Johnson; brother, Gene Johnson (Jeannie); grandchildren, Zelley, Alison, Jude, and Kenzie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Ed; brother, Steve; baby brothers, Larry and David; baby sister, Tamera, and step-father, James Arthur Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Shayne Johnson, Tim Williams, Joey Fortenberry, Tim Lane, Tommie Taylor and Greg Williams.
- Kay Johnson, Wife
- Michele Hilburn (Alan), Daughter
- Katie Wood (Joe), Daughter
- Orelia Johnson, Mother
- Gene Johnson (Jeannie), Brother
- Zelley, Alison, Jude & Kenzie, Grandchildren
- Ed Johnson, Father
- Steve Johnson, Brother
- Larry & David Johnson, Baby Brothers
- Tamera Johnson, Baby Sister
- James Arthur Johnson, Step-father
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
Donald Joel Johnson
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Vicky Pearson (Couch)
June 15, 2018
So sorry for the loss of Donald. I had not seen him in many many years (or others in the family) but have such fond memories of playing outside with Stevie and Donald when my family lived next door to them in Angel Station. I always loved Orelia and Ed and thought they were just the kindest people. Donald was always a good guy.
June 15, 2018
Sending my deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.
June 13, 2018
Deepest condolences to the family. The loss of a loved one causes us much pain. May Our Heavenly Father embrace you and comfort you during this difficult time. 2Corinthians 1:3,4.