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Franklin Paul Johnson

Franklin Paul “Jr” Johnson, 60, of Niota, Tenn., passed away March 18, 2023, at Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, Tenn. Franklin was born Dec. 20, 1962, in Panama City, Fla., to Franklin Leon and Virginia Taylor “Tootsie” Johnson.
A funeral service was held March 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag, followed by a graveside service at the church cemetery. Bro. Jay Thompson officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Franklin was a master automotive technician and manager of Sweetwater Valley Motors in Sweetwater, Tenn. He was an avid woodworker and worked on cars. He also loved spending time with his grandkids.
Franklin was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Taylor “Tootsie” Johnson.
Franklin is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy Johnson of Niota, Tenn.; a son, Franklin Paul “Frankie” Johnson Jr.; and grandkids, Shawn Johnson and Matthew Johnson.