Wesley Martin "Wes" Johnson Jr. of Kingston passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, in Knoxville.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1943, in Chattanooga to Pauline Peden Johnson and Wesley Martin Johnson Sr. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, with a degree in engineering. He later earned a master's degree from George Washington University. While at UT, he met Sheryl Maxine Reagan Johnson, who would become his loving wife for 41 years. After graduation, he became a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He retired after 30 years with the FBI, and he and Sheryl moved back to Tennessee. He was a member of the Church of Christ, most recently worshipping with the Hardin Valley Church of Christ.
Sheryl passed away in 2008 after a long illness, during which he was a loving and dedicated caretaker.
He is survived by his two sons, Scott Andrew Johnson and Steven Alex Johnson; their wives, Jennifer and Bonnie; grandchildren, Reagan, Mackenzie, Casey, Cameron and Andrew; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Caroline and Craig Polakowski; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rex and Margy Reagan; and numerous cousins.
The family will receive friends in Hardin Valley Church of Christ from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 5, with the funeral to follow at 6. A graveside service will take place at Oak Ridge Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wes and Sheryl Johnson Memorial Fund, care of Hardin Valley Church of Christ, 11515 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge, is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com