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Gene Franklin Johnson, born September 3, 1942, went to be with the Lord while at home with his spouse, Betty Jean, and his beloved pet beagle, Clark Kent Super Dog, by his side on January 16, 2020.
Mr. Johnson, age 77, was preceded in death by his parents, Curren Buell and Nellie Katharine Lovell Johnson; a sister, Nell Johnson Roark; his first spouse, Beverly Ann Pittman Johnson; brother Leon Mitchell “Phillip” Johnson; a niece, Sharon Roark Lovell, all from Harrison, TN and daughter, Dena Hammack Boles (Stuart), New Port Richey, FL.
Survivors include his current spouse Betty Jean Fry Hammack Johnson, Harrison, TN, and sons Christopher Brett (Mallory) Johnson and grandson, Curren Birch, Sacramento, CA; Tyler Mitchell Johnson, Hoover, AL; Justin Ray Hammack (Rebecca), Huntsville, AL; nephew, Robin (Melaine) Johnson and nieces, Vicki Roark Lee, and Phyllis Johnson Hickman; all from Harrison, TN.
Gene was raised and grew up in the communities of Birchwood, Friendship and Harrison, TN. He graduated from the University of Alabama and spent 33 years in the banking business. He had authored several books and was currently writing his own autobiography “Reflections”. He was well-known for his research abilities in establishing family roots and recording their history in the communities of Birchwood, Friendship, and Harrison, TN
Gene was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church, Harrison, TN. He was also a member of the Roark-Conner Association and the TN Sons of the American Revolution Society.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of the East Team of Hospice of Chattanooga for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Gene’s memory by donating to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37343.
In keeping with Gene’s wishes for not having a formal visitation or memorial service, the family request you not dwell on the sadness of his passing but remember the good times you shared with him throughout his lifetime.
Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson
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