Johnson, Gene B.
87 of Lenoir City passed away Monday morning, January 7, 2008.
was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served
as Deacon. Blackie was a veteran of World War II serving in the
United States Navy. He was active in his church and community.
He was presently serving as a member of the Lenoir City Council
and Utility Board, and as road commissioner. Blackie was retired
from T. V. A. He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Vinson
Johnson; daughter, Judith Ann Johnson; parents, Elizabeth and
Clifford Johnson; sisters, Faye Conover, Thelma Alexson and Mary
Annis Arnwine. Survived by his wife, Shirley Hodge Johnson; sons
and daughters-in-law, Bobby Gene Sr. and Letha Johnson of Lenoir
City, Ron and Lucinda Johnson of Loudon; six grandchildren,
Bobby Johnson Jr. and wife, Tonya, Jeremy Johnson and wife,
Emily, David Howard and wife, Ashley, Greta Smith and husband,
Travis, Anne Taylor Johnson and Amanda Johnson Lambert and
husband, Cody; 3 stepchildren, Robbie Hodge and wife, Katrina,
Richie Hodge and wife, Teresa, Yvonne Bright and husband, R. A.;
7 step grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Jim
Johnson of West Virginia; sister, Virl Hobson of Norris and
Patsy Green of Loudon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral
services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 8th at Calvary
Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Johnson, Jr. and Rev. Donnie
Crass officiating. The family will receive friends following the
funeral service. Family and friends will gather by 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home and proceed to Loudon Co. Memorial
Gardens for graveside services at 11 a.m. Full military honors
will be conferred by Loudon Co. Veterans Honor Guard. Serving as
pallbearers: Bobby Johnson Jr., Jeremy Johnson, David Howard,
Jeff Green, Rick Green, Gary Arnwine, Steve Arnwine, Travis
Smith and Cody Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be Lenoir City
Council Members. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist
Church, 300 West 1st Avenue, Lenoir City, TN 37771.
Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is
in charge of arrangements.