Funeral services for Tim Johnson, 58, of Monticello, were held Feb. 18, 2021, at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello, with burial following in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Michael Smith officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Tim passed away unexpectedly from this life on Feb. 12 at Lawrence County Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1962, in Brookhaven to Toby and Ann Johnson. He graduated Monticello High School in 1980, where he played tennis and football. He attended Co-Lin Jr. College on a football scholarship and played tennis at Co-Lin, where he won two state college doubles championship titles. He was a long-time employee in the powerhouse at Georgia Pacific. Tim liked to hunt and was an avid tennis player for most of his adult life.
Tim was a loving husband to Melissa for 31 years until she passed unexpectedly in 2016. Tim has been the best daddy to Jessica and Ford and was so proud of them. Tim’s most favorite role has been being Paw Paw to Fisher, Asher, and Beau. He has been a favorite babysitter of his grandsons. Tim was a loving and caring son and never failed to call his mother and see if she needed anything. Tim was the best big brother you could ever have. He was always there if you needed him and would have done anything for his family. He was loved by his nieces and nephews. Tim was a gentle giant and if you knew him, you felt lucky and privileged to have known him or have him as your friend.
Preceeding him in death were his wife, Melissa Davis Johnson; his sister, Darlene Johnson; and his father, Toby Johnson.
Survivors are his daughter, Jessica Channell (Hank), of Monticello; his son, Ford Johnson (Bayleigh), of Monticello; his mother, Ann Johnson, of Monticello; his sister, Janan Johnson Malone, of Brookhaven; his brothers-in-law, Mike Davis and Eric Davis, of Monticello; grandsons, Fisher Channell, Asher Channell, and Beau Johnson, of Monticello; and his nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.