Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN


Darrell Ray Johnson

July 15, 1940February 5, 2020

Darrell Johnson 79 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Mr. Johnson was born Monday, July 15, 1940 in High Point, NC to Atlas and Brookie Johnson.

Because Darrell believed his music ability was a gift, he began singing in church at a very early age. Enlisting in the Navy after high school graduation, he was a member of the Naval Choir. Singing with the gospel trio, The Rangers, Darrell travelled the world spreading the message of Jesus through song.

As a co-founder of Tennessee Imports, he worked many years building a successful company. His love of golf wasn’t shooting the lowest score, but the value of his friendships on and off of the course. Darrell will be remembered as a loving husband, father, friend, and a Christian. He will be dearly missed.

Darrell was preceded in death by his wife , Janie; his parents; and his brother, Larry Johnson. He is survived by his sister, Linda Grubb; son, Brian Johnson; son Brad Johnson and his wife Corey; grandson, Chris Johnson; granddaughter Madison Simpson and her husband Braiden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc

Family and friends will gather to remember Mr. Johnson at a visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2:00 until 4:00pm and Monday, February 10, 2020 from 1:00 until the 2:00pmservice with Pastor Dave Winton officiating at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, Tennessee


  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, February 10, 2020


Darrell Ray Johnson

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