Johnson, Gene B. (Blackie)

age 87 of Lenoir City passed away Monday morning, January 7, 2008. He 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.