Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery

1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN


John Wayne Napier

November 17, 1943July 17, 2020

John Wayne Napier, born November 17, 1943 passed away July 17, 2020.

He is preceded in death by parents, John Thomas Napier and Fannie Napier; sisters, June Farrar, Diane Uselton, Wilma Clinton and Ellen Napier; brother, Larry Napier.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Barbara Ann Napier; Son, Jeff Napier; daughters, Cynthia Napier, and Melanie (Jason) Dennis; grandchildren, Jennifer Napier, Justin Napier, Emma Dennis and Jase Dennis; great grandchildren, Kayson Napier and Aubrey Mallory; also, many nieces and nephews.

Gathering of Family and Friends, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 4:00-8:00pm at Madison Church of Christ and on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm also at Church. Celebration of Life will begin at 1:00pm in the large auditorium at Madison Church of Christ. Burial will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery Friday July 24, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Honorary Pallbearers are, Employees of Baird Ward Printing Co., Circuit City, CarMax, Elders & Deacons of Madison Church of Christ.

Active Pallbearers: Mark Farrar, Jason Dennis, Justin Napier, Clint Uselton, Jimmy Ray Napier and Joe Uselton.


  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020


John Wayne Napier

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Rebecca ( Becky) Spivey - Ferguson

July 21, 2020

I've can't remember not knowing Johnny and Ann! I grew up in church with them. I lived near them. I visited them. So many memories and I love them both! When I think of them I see big happy smiles!
Johnny Napier is one of the short list of the best godly men I've ever known in my life ! I always saw Jesus in Johnny ! We will miss him so much... And look forward to our reward with him! I know beyond any doubt he is smiling with Jesus !
~ Becky

Dean Dowell

July 21, 2020

I’ve have known Johnny and Ann most of my life. I went to school with Cindy. I had the pleasure a few years ago of being on the same cruise with them. Even with limited mobility issues there was not a moment of that 7 day cruise they didn’t have a smile on their face. They loved life and intended on continuing to live it til the fullest. The world needs more positive, smiling. Godly men like Johnny. He will truly be missed. Even though I will not physically be there this week, please know my heart is with the family.

Wanda Sherrill

July 20, 2020

I was another one of Johnny's "church bus kids". He was so special to all of us, always laughing with us, singing with us as we rode that bus...such good memories of such a special and dearly loved man. You may be gone, Johnny, but will never be forgotten 💖

Darlene West - Stratton

July 20, 2020

Johnny was one of my church bus drivers when I was a kid when I went to Madison Church of Christ. He was one of the best always loved the way he cut up with us and how he always had to get onto my brother for misbehaving. I just got on Facebook last month and looked him up and sent him a messenger and was so happy to get a response from him, he told me about his health issues he had this year but was doing better, so when my brother called me and told me Saturday that he saw on Facebook that he had passed away Friday night I was devastated. My love and prayers go out to all the family! RIP JOHNNY!

Tresa Overstreet

July 20, 2020

My memories of Johnny are from Baird Ward, such a fine Man he was! Rather it was running a machine or being the Supervisor, he always had a great smile on his face. To Ann and his family, my sincere condolences and you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.


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