Lynn was born in Elizabethton to the late James Stuart and Lucy Campbell Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Johnson.
Before retirement, Lynn was a district manager of Overnite Transportation/ UPS and was a member of Valley Forge United Methodist Church. Lynn was a certified lay speaker with the Methodist Church and traveled a lot before his sickness – speaking and filling in. He loved Alabama football and enjoyed playing golf before his illness.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of fifty six years, Jeanie Blackwell Johnson, of the home; two children, Cathy Mink and husband Randy, of Atlanta, GA and Stuart Johnson, of Concord, NC; one granddaughter, Mimi Wirth, of New York City; one step-grandson, Harrison Mink, of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Lucy Nell Sells, of Johnson City; one nephew, James Johnson, of Mooresville, NC; and one niece, Cindy Ringley, of Big Stone Gap, VA.
A service to celebrate the life of James “Lynn” Johnson will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Brent Nidiffer, officiating. Music will be provided by Linda Baughman, Judy Little and Trilla Little. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday; or at the residence at other times.
The graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Valley Forge United Methodist Church. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 12:15 PM to go in procession.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Valley Forge United Methodist Church, Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or American Cancer Society, 861 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.
The family would like to especially thank the doctors and staff of Avalon Hospice and the Regional Cancer Center at Johnson City Medical Center.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mr. Johnson and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.