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
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;    
; 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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