Joe Johnson, 72, of Sontag, passed away Sept. 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1949, to Leon and Ethel Douglas Johnson.
A funeral service was held Sept. 10 at Shiloh Baptist Church, with graveside service following in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Joe, “Paw Paw,” loved fishing and hunting, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Joe is survived by his children, Chuck Johnson (Wanda) and Kathy Bowman (Bull), both of Sontag; Francine Hodges (Bowen), of Loyd Star; and Tammy Smith (Larry), of Sontag. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Shana Kimble, Trent Hodges, Josh “Opie” Johnson (Sawyer), Jacob Johnson, Kenneth Nelson Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Zach Johnson, Nikki “Toot-Toot” Smith (Cole), Chad Johnson (Carly), and Trevor “T.T.” Bowman; great-grandchildren, Finley, Emersyn, Lucy, Dylanee, Karalee, Tara, Truett, Kynslee, Addi, Lane, and Paxton; his four brothers; Franklin Johnson, Bliss Johnson, Walter Johnson (Theresia), and Alvin Johnson; and one sister, Ernestine LeFleur.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances Johnson; and by his sons, Mac “BoBo” Johnson and Nelson Johnson. He was also preceded by his grandsons, Mitchell Hardy and Joseph Florence; his brothers, Roy, Dennis, Paul, J.K., and Mac Johnson; and three sisters, Holline Mount, Ernestine Castilow, and Stella Mae Johnson.