OBITUARY

Dr. Dwight Allyn Johnson

November 23, 1945March 3, 2018
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Dr. Dwight Allyn Johnson, 72, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born November 23, 1945 to Alvia Demarcus and Ruth Faye Howell Johnson in Fairview, MS. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and worked as an engineer for several years before returning to medical school. Upon completion of his medical training, he opened his first clinic in Booneville, MS in January 1976, and continued to serve the community as a medical doctor until his first stroke in 2016. He was a self taught pianist and loved all forms of music. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Booneville.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Reed officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 32 ½ years, Brenda Davis Johnson; his children, Jennifer Ann (Eric) Greene of Atlanta, Christopher Allyn Johnson of Mooreville, Tracy (Ryan) Cornelius of Corinth and MSG John Brandon Guin of Fort Benning, GA; six grandchildren, Daniel and Roger Greene, Alyssa, Madeline and Jacob Cornelius and Cooper Guin; Brother, Dr. Charles (Martha) Johnson; many nieces, nephews, and their children and friend and employee, Martha Bell Shields, who was his first nurse when he began practicing in Boonville and was with him until the end.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was Monday from 5-8. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pallbearers will be Phillip Young, Jeff Mincy, Jimmy Cobb, Dee Jenkins, Stephen Greenway, Paul Orton and Jamie Wanner.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Brenda Davis Johnson, Wife
  • Jennifer Ann (Eric) Greene, Daughter
  • Christopher Allyn Johnson, Son
  • Tracy Maria (Ryan) Cornelius, Daughter
  • MSG John Brandon Guin, Son
  • Daniel Greene, Grandchild
  • Roger Greene, Grandchild
  • Alyssa Cornelius, Grandchild
  • Madeline Cornelius, Grandchild
  • Jacob Cornelius, Grandchild
  • Cooper Guin, Grandchild
  • Dr. Charles (Martha) Johnson, Brother
  • Martha Bell Shields, Friend & Employee
  • Alvia Demarcus Johnson, Father
  • Ruth Faye Howell Johnson, Mother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Phillip Young
  • Jeff Mincy
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Dee Jenkins
  • Stephen Greenway
  • Paul Orton
  • Jamie Wanner

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018
  • A Celebrationof Life Tuesday, March 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dr. Dwight Allyn Johnson

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Jerry Sheffield

March 6, 2018

I knew Dwight for many years. He was a great man and a brilliant physician. My sincere condolences.
Dr. Jerry Sheffield

Tammy Johnson

March 6, 2018

Doc would always come in the room grumbling at me, so I would grumble back, then we would just laugh at each other. He never treated me like a patient, he treated me like family. When my daughter was born and I couldn’t find a doctor I was satisfied with I called his office and was told to bring right on over. He fell in love with her immediately and would always light up. She had a loose tooth one time and refused to let any one pull it. He drug poor Dr. Mincy from her office to get it and then he walked around until he found her a nice box for her tooth. No matter where we were he always broke out in a smile and gave her a hug. Love him to the moon and back

Kim Overton

March 6, 2018

I called on Dr Johnson as a pharmaceutical representative for many years. He was never too busy to spend a few moments with me at the end of the day after seeing his patients. I enjoyed our conversations about products but best of all were those about politics and issues of the day. He was a brilliant and kind man. My sympathies to you all.

Lorri Crum

March 6, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Julie McCrory

March 6, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. If you need anything, please let us know. Julie McCrory, Comfort Keepers

March 6, 2018

Prayers for you and your family.Danny & Karen Michael

Tupel Owens Patterson

March 6, 2018

Dwight was a classmate of mine at Fairview school. He was very well liked by everyone. We all knew he would go far in life because he was so smart. I remember in 5th grade his Nick name was witty because he always knew the answers. I never forgot Dwight Johnson he was a special person. I pray God's comfort over the family in this time of sorrow.

Tracy Harris Nichols

March 5, 2018

Prayers for your Family!!!! I'm so sorry for your loss of a Great Doctor. He will be greatly missed. The Nichols Family!!!!

Dickie Rhea

March 5, 2018

The Apostle Paul wrote “And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.”
Please know our prayers are with you.
Dickie Rhea
Chaplain, Sanctuary Hospice

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Dr. Dwight Allyn Johnson, 72, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born November 23, 1945 to Alvia Demarcus and Ruth Faye Howell Johnson in Fairview, MS. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and worked as an engineer for several years before returning to medical school. Upon completion of his medical training, he opened his first clinic in Booneville, MS in January 1976, and continued to serve the community as a medical doctor until his first stroke in 2016. He was a self taught pianist and loved all forms of music. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Booneville.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Reed officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 32 ½ years, Brenda Davis Johnson; his children, Jennifer Ann (Eric) Greene of Atlanta, Christopher Allyn Johnson of Mooreville, Tracy (Ryan) Cornelius of Corinth and MSG John Brandon Guin of Fort Benning, GA; six grandchildren, Daniel and Roger Greene, Alyssa, Madeline and Jacob Cornelius and Cooper Guin; Brother, Dr. Charles (Martha) Johnson; many nieces, nephews, and their children and friend and employee, Martha Bell Shields, who was his first nurse when he began practicing in Boonville and was with him until the end.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was Monday from 5-8. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pallbearers will be Phillip Young, Jeff Mincy, Jimmy Cobb, Dee Jenkins, Stephen Greenway, Paul Orton and Jamie Wanner.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com