OBITUARY

Reverend Willard C Johnson

July 28, 1934November 24, 2018
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Reverend Willard Johnson, age 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He spent his life serving God for 35 years in full time ministry. He pastored churches in Louisiana and Tennessee. Reverend Willard served as pastor for Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Chattanooga for almost 26 years. He was a devoted husband, father, granddaddy, and great granddaddy. He was loving, kind and compassionate to all. Only eternity will reveal the scores of souls who were pointed to Christ through his influence and faithfulness. He loved the ministry and often talked with tears streaming down his face of the many wonderful people he had the privilege of pastoring. To quote him “the proudest privilege of his life was to be called a Christian”. He was preceded in death by his parents Wiley and Vera Johnson; 3 sisters, Pauline Raper, Frances (Jeff) Maynard, and Ruth (Bud) Foster. Willard leaves behind his devoted wife, Beulah of 63 years; children, David (Teresa Flaherty) Johnson, Teresa (Greg) Anderson, and Joe Johnson; 5 grandchildren, Tiffany (Kris Tellado) Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Matthew (Becca) Johnson, Bradley Johnson and Meghann (Barrett) Case; 3 great grandchildren, Logan Anderson, Coraline and Amalie Johnson The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, November 30, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 4400 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. A Celebration of Life service for Willard will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Charles Knight officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Johnson
  • Joe Johnson
  • Greg Anderson
  • Christopher Anderson
  • Kris Tellado
  • Logan Anderson
  • Kevin Radcliffe
  • DeWayne Radicliffe
  • Jonathan Radcliffe

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Reverend Willard C Johnson

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Logan Anderson

November 29, 2018

Granddaddy was the best and I will always miss him, but I am glad he is in heaven. I will see you soon granddaddy.
Love Always, Your Little Buddy Logan

Angie Brown

November 28, 2018

Brother Johnson went through every early step of my life. From leading me to Jesus even performing my marriage ceremony. He was like the father I did not have. I loved him and the Johnson family with my whole heart.

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Biography

Reverend Willard Johnson, age 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He spent his life serving God for 35 years in full time ministry. He pastored churches in Louisiana and Tennessee. Reverend Willard served as pastor for Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Chattanooga for almost 26 years.
He was a devoted husband, father, granddaddy, and great granddaddy.
He was loving, kind and compassionate to all. Only eternity will reveal the scores of souls who were pointed to Christ through his influence and faithfulness.
He loved the ministry and often talked with tears streaming down his face of the many wonderful people he had the privilege of pastoring.
To quote him “the proudest privilege of his life was to be called a Christian”.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wiley and Vera Johnson; 3 sisters, Pauline Raper, Frances (Jeff) Maynard, and Ruth (Bud) Foster.
Willard leaves behind his devoted wife, Beulah of 63 years; children, David (Teresa Flaherty) Johnson, Teresa (Greg) Anderson, and Joe Johnson; 5 grandchildren, Tiffany (Kris Tellado) Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Matthew (Becca) Johnson, Bradley Johnson and Meghann (Barrett) Case; 3 great grandchildren, Logan Anderson, Coraline and Amalie Johnson
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, November 30, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 4400 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
A Celebration of Life service for Willard will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Charles Knight officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.