JOHNSON, Clifford Clifford Johnson, 94, died at home in Tucker on July 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie Phillips Johnson. He is survived by his loving daughter, Lynn, his sister-in-law, Dorothy George Phillips, and a host of nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his constant feline companion, Ariel-Whitey Johnson. Born in Gwinnett County, he served in the European Theatre in World War II and returned home to a long career with Colonial Stores, Murray Cookies, and Christian Brokerage Co. Clifford was known in Tucker as "The Tomato Man," as he sold his homegrown vegetables in his front yard for decades. He continued to grow a beautiful garden until his very final years and gave away most of what he grew. It was but one example of his generosity to others. He shared not only material goods but time, wisdom, and love to the many who were fortunate to know him during his long life. Visitation will be Saturday, July 26, from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Wages Funeral Home - Snellville. Pastor Glenn Mann will officiate at the funeral service, Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m., in the funeral home's chapel. Burial will follow at the cemetery of Luxomni Baptist Church, Lilburn, where Clifford had been a member for more than 70 years. Condolences may be viewed or sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A Family Company" Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Home - Snellville Chapel
3705 Highway 78 West Snellville, GA 30039
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 26, 2014