Mr. James R. Johnson, age 66, of Summerville, GA passed away Friday evening. He was born on December 27, 1942 to the late James Bethel Johnson and Essie Lee Hale Parker. Mr. Johnson was a member of the South Summerville Baptist Church and for several years was a law enfrocement officer for the Atlanta olice Department, City of Summervile, Chattooga County Shefiff’s Office, Trion Police Department and LaFayette Police Department; later he was a truck driver before retirement. He was preceeded in death by a son the late James Allen Johnson on June 19, 2000.
Surviving are grandsons-James Anthony Johnson and Joseph Dennis Johnson; sisters Virginia Gordy of Gaylesville, AL; Shelia Chthran, Joana Thoreson, and Lynda Carroll all of Summerville. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00pm from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earls Rainwater Funeral Home with Brother Tom Russell officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetary will follow.
Active Pallbearers include Jimmy Rickett, Ed Thoreson, Monte Turner, Randy Cothran, Morris Wayne Hughes, and Tony Carroll; Honorary pallbearers include Dennis Stansell, Dewayne Jackson, and all past and present law enforcement officers City of Summerville, Trion and LaFayette Police Department’s and Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00am until the hour of service.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.