COLUMBUS, Ind.-James M. H. "Bubba" Johnson, 41, born, Jan. 12, 1972, in Carroll County, Ky. died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Columbus, Ind.
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James died at his mother Etta Johnson's home at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. He fought against diabetes for many years. He was a professional truck driver who loved to travel and discover new places. His family was his life. James never had a wife or children. All his nieces and nephews were his children.
Survivors include his mother, Etta Johnson; one sister, Julie (Jay) McIntosh; two brothers, John (Joyce) Taulbee and Christopher E. (Tammy) Taulbee; three nieces, Lea Ann (Joe) Routon; Alyssa Taulbee and Cynthia Taulbee; four nephews, Charles T. Steele, Jonathon Taulbee, Michael Taulbee and Christian Taulbee; and one grand nephew, Jax Routan.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Hazel Fegett; and one nephew Jerico Parks.
There will be a memorial service held at 3 p.m. Friday Aug. 23, 2013, at the Eagle Creek Resort Activities Building, off of Hwy. 36 in Carroll County, Ky. The family has asked those attending to please bring a side dish to share. The Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th Street in Columbus, Ind. was entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made via their website at: www.jewellrittman.com.
Published in The News-Democrat on Aug. 21, 2013