OBITUARY

Jimmy Edward Johnson

August 5, 1948May 22, 2019
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Jimmy Edward Johnson, age 70, of Christiana, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home with his family close beside. Jimmy was born and raised in Lynch, KY. He was the son of the late Burlie and Hattie Viola Foster Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Kathleen Sanders and her husband Michael of Winter Garden, Florida and Sandy Hart and her husband Jason of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; brother, Danny Johnson and his wife Betty of Fayetteville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Colin Sanders, Kendall McGill, Nolan Sanders, Alex Hart, and Bradley Hart; and several nieces and nephews; sister in law Kathleen and her husband David Lyons of Belvidere, IL. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Johnson and brothers, Freddie and Johnny Johnson and his father in law and mother in law Joseph and Florence Straiski. Memorial services to celebrate Mr. Johnson will be at Twelve O’clock noon on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson was a proud US Army veteran, having served from May 1970-October 1979 and in the Army National Guard. Jimmy married Sharon Straiski on June 15,1973. In 1966 he graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago, IL. Later Jimmy received an associates degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 1970. In his professional life he worked for International Harvester in the Chicago area and was a part of the management team with the Whirlpool Corporation in LaVergne. Jimmy loved to be outdoors, whether that was working his land, fishing on area lakes or hunting in the woods. Friends and family are cordially invited to visitation on the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2019 from Ten O’clock until Twelve O’clock noon, when the service begins. Please leave a message here on Jimmy’s page to be included in his Life Remembered Book. In lieu of customary floral tributes, Jimmy's family invites you to make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice.

Immediately following the service, the family will continue their tribute with a "Balloon Release" at their home and all are invited- 7068 Miller Road, Christiana, TN 37037.

Services

  • Gathering of family and friends Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service to celebrate Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Mary Garland

June 12, 2019

I worked with Jimmy at Sams Club. He was such a nice fella and was always smiling . We always found a lot to talk about when our paths met. My thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.

Donna Foster Swain

May 24, 2019

There you are in the photo with your signature little crooked smile. As a cousin in Smithville Tn a visit from the Johnson cousins was like visiting royalty. You guys living in Kentucky and than later Chicago lived a life we could only imagine. Jimmy would bring his boat to the lake. What I love best about Jimmy as well as Danny and Johnny was how you took such big bites out of life. Always smiling and looking forward to the next big thing. Jimmy though I didn’t see you often your spirit will be missed

Cousin: Cathy Lawson-Harrington

May 24, 2019

What fond memories of growing up in Kentucky with Jimmy and Danny. I have always loved my Johnson cousins so very much. What mischief we got into in Lynch at Grandma Lawson's...but oh what fun. Those days are gone but we will be having a tremendous reunion on "Heaven's Shore" some day. I know you, Jimmy, are having a rip-roaring good Johnson-Lawson reunion right now.
There are more with Jesus than those of us left here. (I'm anxious to see you again at that great reunion on high.) I love you Cuz....XXOO.....Cathy

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Biography

Jimmy Edward Johnson, age 70, of Christiana, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home with his family close beside.
Jimmy was born and raised in Lynch, KY. He was the son of the late Burlie and Hattie Viola Foster Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Kathleen Sanders and her husband Michael of Winter Garden, Florida and Sandy Hart and her husband Jason of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; brother, Danny Johnson and his wife Betty of Fayetteville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Colin Sanders, Kendall McGill, Nolan Sanders, Alex Hart, and Bradley Hart; and several nieces and nephews; sister in law Kathleen and her husband David Lyons of Belvidere, IL.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Johnson and brothers, Freddie and Johnny Johnson and his father in law and mother in law Joseph and Florence Straiski.
Memorial services to celebrate Mr. Johnson will be at Twelve O’clock noon on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Roselawn Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was a proud US Army veteran, having served from May 1970-October 1979 and in the Army National Guard. Jimmy married Sharon Straiski on June 15,1973. In 1966 he graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago, IL.
Later Jimmy received an associates degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 1970. In his professional life he worked for International Harvester in the Chicago area and was a part of the management team with the Whirlpool Corporation in LaVergne.
Jimmy loved to be outdoors, whether that was working his land, fishing on area lakes or hunting in the woods.
Friends and family are cordially invited to visitation on the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2019 from Ten O’clock until Twelve O’clock noon, when the service begins.
Please leave a message here on Jimmy’s page to be included in his Life Remembered Book. In lieu of customary floral tributes, Jimmy's family invites you to make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice.

Immediately following the service, the family will continue their tribute with a "Balloon Release" at their home and all are invited- 7068 Miller Road, Christiana, TN 37037.