Funeral services for Mr. Joe Nathan Johnson, 89, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday,
October 17, 2013, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Rob Draper
Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County,
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 P.M. – 9
P.M., and Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at his
He was born February 23, 1924, in Jackson County, TN, to
the late Luther Johnson and Annie Huff Johnson. On
December 25, 1967, he was married to Katherine Johnson,
who survives. He was a retired foreman at Twin Lakes
Telephone, and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a
member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3
Brothers: Comer Johnson, Clarence Eugene “Gene” Johnson,
and an infant brother.
Survivors include his Wife: Katherine Johnson of
Gainesboro, TN; 4 Sons: Jeff (Shannon) Johnson of
Gainesboro, TN, Jim (Carol Ann) Simpson of St. Louis, MO,
Terry (Pamala) Simpson of Warrens, WI, and Stan (Ute)
Simpson of Gurley, AL; 1 Daughter: Jerekay (James) Gunnels
of Mt. Juliet, TN; 2 Sisters: Nell (George) Williams of Gallatin,
TN, and Martha (Richard) Mansell of Virginia; 10
Grandchildren; and 7 Great-Grandchildren. Nephews, other
relatives, and friends also survive.
Stan Simpson, Rev. Kathie Bowles, and Rev. Russell Cain
will officiate at the services.
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