Graveside Service for J. R. Johnson, age 68, of Decatur will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Falkville City Cemetery with Rev. Curtis Stanford officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Johnson, who was born July 26, 1945, in Cullman to Claude Clarence Johnson and Emma Catherine Rodgers Johnson, died on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his home. J.R. loved life and really enjoyed having fun, he never met a stranger and always loved to joke. He was an avid Auburn fan and was a wonderful supporter of his grandson who plays for the Falkville Blue Devils. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ina Jo Beck.
He is survived by two sons, J. Rodney Johnson of Falkville and Stephen D. Johnson of Hartselle; two brothers, Dennis Johnson of Eva and Hal Johnson of Cullman; two sisters, Shirley Frost of Decatur and Beverly Durand of Massey; one grandson, J Lucas Johnson of Falkville.
Russell Durand, Eric Johnson, David Taylor, Scott Scales, Mike Lovelace, Alan Crisler and Phillip Gurley will serve as pallbearers.
This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.