Eddie Johnson, Sr.

09/12/1948– 01/04/2022

Obituary for Eddie Johnson, Sr.

Eddie Johnson, Sr. was born September 12 th , 1948 in Newark, New Jersey to the late William Johnson, Sr. and Annie Mae Johnson. Eddie Johnson departed on Tuesday, January 4 th , 2022 at 12:51 am due to complications with COPD and a lung infection. He was a great father, uncle, brother, minister, and friend.

He was preceded in death by brothers William Johnson, Eugene Johnson, and Hubert Johnson. Eddie experienced multiple career fields as a nurse, construction worker, welder, and community outreach coordinator. He also was in the United States Army in the infantry during the Vietnam War. He achieved plenteous record-breaking accolades in basketball, football, and track. He was an incredibly bright spirit who enjoyed fellowship and fostering support for the East Knoxville community. During his late years, Eddie was an active participant in Connect Ministries, specifically with assisting low income families and supporting felons for development and recovery. His love of God was evident in his acts of service and devotion.

He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Angela Johnson; son, Tony Sales; daughter, Heather Johnson; daughter, Angel Blake; son, Eddie Johnson; sister, Eula Smith; nephews Patrick and Dwight Smith; nephews, William, Jonathan, and Robert Johnson; nieces, Kym Johnson, Mahogany Woodley, Tasha
Johnson, Shelley Johnson; nephews, Lamar and Michael Johnson; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to name.
The legacy of Eddie Johnson, Sr. lives on!

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Sunday, January 9th, 2022
5:00PM – 5:30PM
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

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Sunday, January 9th, 2022
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

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