Russell H. Johnson Jr.

August 8, 1946July 29, 2020

Russell H. Johnson, Jr., 73, of Pleasantville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Russell was born on August 8, 1946 in Nashville, the son of Russell H. Johnson, Sr. and Laura E. Harwell Johnson. His parents; sister, Rosie Johnson; and nephew, Howard Tomlinson precede him in death.

Surviving are his sisters, Wilmoth Forsyth, Carolyn Ingram, Marjorie (Ray) Tomlinson, and Norma (David) Carper; brother-in-law, Raymond Vernon Johnson, Jr; nieces, Susan (Billy) Tucker, Melanie (Doug) Durrum, Penny (David) Blevins, and Mindy (David) Thomason; nephews, Howie (Kelly) Bench, James (Monica) Johnson, Vernon R. (Tracey) Tomlinson, III., Raymond Vernon (Ragn) Johnson, III., Brian Reasoner, and Zack Reasoner; sixteen great- nieces; eleven great nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Russell was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam. He even remained in for an extended time to ensure he would not be drafted once again. Following his time in the Army he went to work in printing maintenance until his retirement.

Big-hearted, loving, and the uncle that never missed an event, are just a few words that describe Russell. He loved his many nieces and nephews dearly. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, you could find him fishing.

Gathering of Family and Friends will be on Monday, August 3, 2020 from twelve o’clock until two o’clock in the afternoon. Entombment will be private in Woodlawn Memorial Park’s Cross Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Russell’s honor to the Disabled American Veterans.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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David & Brenda Horton

August 3, 2020

Praying for your family during this difficult time.
Love & hugs!

Dicky Reynolds

August 2, 2020

Brother Russell Johnson is one the best people I’ve ever met in my life!! Was always such a blessing and encouragement!! Praying for the family during this time!!

Cheryl Bailey

August 2, 2020

I have known Russell since 5th grade, we may not have talked in a long time but we picked right back up. One of my best memories was when he and Mary Beth drove to Livingston to pick Brooke and I up to go to Mexico Beach, Brooke was a year old. We rocked out all the way. I have many good memories of him, he had a big heart, could always make me laugh. He is with his Mom and Sister, Rosie in heaven telling them all the goings on in the family.

Sarah Dorris

July 31, 2020

Johnson Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Mary Beth Johnson

July 31, 2020

Russell is loved and missed by many. I have many wonderful memories of snorkeling, dancing, moon eclipse, Panama City Beach, lots and lots of laughter and hugs, talking for hours on end sharing heart felt feelings and secrets. But my favorite memory is the tree swing by the big rock on the creek bank. Love and prayers to his family. I will carry him in my heart forever.


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