Frank Johnson, Jr., 65, passed away at his home in Whigham, GA, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at Bethany Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Larry Johnson and Pastor Ruble Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bethany Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Box Springs, GA. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to service time.
Active pallbearers will be his grandsons, Daniel Paul, Aaron Venable, Robert Kersey, Philip Evans, Tristan Jarriel, and Eli Layfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Kersey, Jimmy Johnson, Reather Venable and Tiffany Evans.
Mr. Johnson was born on January 31, 1952, in Fort McPherson, GA, to the late Frank Johnson, Sr. and Annie Bell Thaxton Johnson. He served his country for 3 years in Vietnam in the United States Army. On December 19, 1992, he married Brenda Murphy Johnson, who survives. He was a self-employed mechanic. He was a member of the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe as a Light Horseman. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by: his parents; and a brother, Joseph “Joe-Joe” Johnson.
Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Murphy Johnson of Whigham, GA; children, Bonnie Johnson (Jimmy) of Whigham, GA, Mary Kersey (Donald) of Whigham, GA, Angie Jarrell of Palm Coast, FL, Billy Cranford, III of Americus, GA, Judy Britt of Augusta, GA; grandchildren, Daniel Paul of Whigham, GA, Aaron Venable of Whigham, GA, Reather Venable of Whigham, GA, Robert Kersey of Whigham, GA, Philip Evans of Whigham, GA, Tiffany Evans of Lagrange, GA, Tristan Jarrell of Palm Coast, FL, Christal Paul (Daniel) of Whigham, GA, Billy Cranford IV, of Americus, GA, Shannon Cranford of Americus, GA, Joseph Britt of Americus, GA, Brandon Britt of Maine; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Sam Johnson, Brenda Johnson, Libby Johnson, all of Jackson, GA.
Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, GA, is in charge of the arrangements.