Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee Johnson, 84, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday,
October 24, 2012, 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 Tuesday from 1 P.M. – 9 P.
M., and on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at his
He was born October 4, 1928, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Oliver Lee Johnson and Olga Simpson Johnson. On
April 30, 1946, he was married to the late Faye Johnson, who
passed away September 6, 2010. He was an attorney and
former General Sessions Judge in Jackson County. He was a
former State Representative, and a member of the Gainesboro
Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death
by 1 Son-in-Law: Dewayne Chaffin; and 1 Granddaughter:
Toni Lee Chaffin.
Survivors include 2 Daughters: Nancy Johnson Chaffin of
Gainesboro, TN, and Melinda Johnson Doty of Nashville, TN; 4
Grandchildren: Luke Chaffin and his wife, Melanie; Joanna
Williams and her husband, Lloyd; Nicholas Doty and Eric Doty
and their father, Allen Doty; 3 Great-Grandchildren: Anna
Claire Williams, Robert Parker Chaffin, and Lloyd Franklin
Williams; 2 Brothers: Dr. Jack Johnson and his wife, Chris, of
Cookeville, TN, and Ted Johnson of Gainesboro, TN; and 1
Sister-in-Law: Cathy Draper of Knoxville, TN. Several nieces,
nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive.
Bro. Wayne Wells and Bro. Johnny Fox will officiate at the
Active Pallbearers: Blake Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Steve
Johnson, Donnie Elkins, Tommy Thompson, Jeff Draper, Allen
Doty, and Donnie Black
Honorary Pallbearers: Benton Quarles, E.M. Dudney, W.
C. White, Jack Reeves, Jimmy White, Joe Johnson, Steve
Cassetty, and Mike O’Mara
© 2012 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home