- December 12, 1928 - October 13, 2016
- Dunlap, Tennessee
of Bobby's Passing
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“Although I've only been at UTC for 15 years, and I had somewhat limited experience with Joe, I do have very fond memories of working with him. I...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Joe Wilferth - Signal Mountain, TN
“Always smiling and fast to help.
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“Praying for Kathy pastor Cliff her mom family and friends during these days ahead. We know he's in a better place and his memories and God's peace...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Gail and Arnold Sledge Athens Tn
“Joe was one of my favorite people. We always talked about our vegetable gardens. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing.
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cindee and jim Pulliam - Friend
“We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tina Snyder - Athens, TN - Friend
“Dana and girls, We were sorry to hear of your daddy's/ granddaddy's death! Even though you know that he is in a much better place and free of pain,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kay Vincent - Valdosta, GA
“He was the best daddy in the world, he was hard working, honest, gentle and kind,had a heart of gold, loved his family so much, and loved the Lord,...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Layne - Dunlap - Daughter
Ewton Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Bobby Joe Johnson, 87, passed away on 10/13/2016 at his home in Dunlap, TN. He was born on December 12, 1928 to Homer T. and Amy Johnson.
Bobby Joe grew up in Dunlap, TN and was a member of Dunlap First Baptist Church. He was a skilled Carpenter for Siskin Brothers for years before he went to work at University of Tennessee- Chattanooga. He worked for the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga for 41 years from 1973 to 2014 when he retired. He was the superintendent of Maintenance at UTC.
Bobby Joe married Vicki J. Johnson in 1978 in Rossville, GA. They were happily married for 38 years. Bobby Joe enjoyed bowling, carpentry, and gardening.
Bobby Joe is survived by his spouse Vicki J. of Dunlap, TN. His children Brenda Layne (Dude) of Dunlap, TN, Darrell Johnson of Dunlap, TN, Dana Black of Valdosta, GA, Kathy Waters (Clifford) of Athens, TN, and Andy Borup (Trudy) of Dayton, TN. His sister Mabel Mabry of Cookville, TN. Grandchildren are Kelly Pryor(Sarah), Mark Pryor(Lisa), Chad Johnson, Casey Johson, Katie Black, Charlotte Black, Jessica Waters Garcia, Lauren Forgey (Adam), and Gerald Waters.
Bobby Joe was preceded in death by his parents Homer T. and Amy Johnson and his daughter Cindy.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM CDT Monday October 17, 2016 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Gholston and Bro. Clifford Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Rankin Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 4 - 8pm Saturday and 12 - 8pm Sunday at Ewton Funeral Home 6936 Hwy 28 Dunlap, TN 37327
6936 State Route 28 Dunlap, TN 37327
Tel. (423) 949-2112