George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN


Barry K. Johnson

August 31, 1948February 24, 2020

Funeral services for Mr. Barry K. Johnson, 71 of Jackson will be conducted on Thursday February 27, 2020 in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Dr. Bill Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born on August 31, 1948 in Fall River, MA to the late Raymond T. and Loretta Gleason Johnson.He served in the National Guard for many years and retired as a crane operator from Gerdau Ameristeel (formerly Florida Steel). Mr. Johnson enjoyed all aspects of life including; working outdoors, golf and traveling , but most of all his family. Other than his parents Mr. Johnson was also preceded in death by a grandson; Justin Kyle Cooper. He is survived by his loving wife Linda Nell Buckingham Johnson, two daughters; Christie Ray Cooper (Jimmy) of Jackson,TN and Angela Renee Smith (Brian) of Nolensville, TN. Grandchildren; Whitney Nichole (Cooper) Adams, Peyton "Tyler" Cooper (Meghan), Rylan Renee Smith and Halle Cayden Smith. He is also survived by two great grandchildren; Berkley Easton Adams, Breckhen Maddox Adams and a special friend; Tommy Mansfield. Active pallbearers to serve are: Jimmy Cooper, Brian Smith, Tyler Cooper, Chip Jernigan, Tommy Mansfield, Jason Mansfield. Honorary pallbearer to serve is Ricky Davis. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 27, 2020


Barry K. Johnson

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Flora Harbin

February 26, 2020

Linda, praying for you and your children, as you celebrate the life of your husband and father. God give you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Flora Hensley Harbin

Peggy Buckingham

February 25, 2020

I just don’t know the words to say. You were my brother, not in blood, butI loved you so much . I was 15 when you and Linda started dating. I was blessed you came into our family. Barry, Thank you for taking care of my sister, Linda. You were a fantastic husband, Dad, & granddad. You were Linda’s best friend. I remember all those times Jimmy & I would come over, grill out and Linda made ice cream while we sat watching the kids swim & talking, laughing. Taking Brandi on all those vacations with y’all. I love you more than anyone knows. I am going to miss that laugh of yours. I am going to miss you😥 But, I’ll see you again, this is not where it ends. FLY HIGH BRO., R.I. P.