MR. JAMES “JIMMY” GARVIN JOHNSON Jr., age 68 of LaFayette went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Mr. Johnson was born on July 09, 1947 in DeKalb County Alabama. A lifelong resident of Walker County. Before his retirement he was an over-the-road truck driver for 30 years.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, James Garvin Johnson, Sr. and loving mother Anne Miller Johnson; sister, Elizabeth Anne Johnson; two brothers, John Wayne Johnson and William Christopher “Chris” Johnson; grandson, Roy Dillion Cody; stepson, William “Billy” Lister; and former wife, Linda Ramey.
Survived by his daughter, Jammie Diane Johnson Cody of LaFayette formerly of TX, her mother, Diane Wilson Johnson Bowman of Quinlan TX; grandsons, Cody Lamar Johnson and wife, Nicole of Austin, TX., Keith Charles “K.C.” Cody and fiancé, Amanda Cole of Paris, TX.; great grandchildren, Story Fallon Cody of Paris, TX, Alyssa M. Cantu, Adam Cantu, twins, Joseph and Joel Cantu all of Austin, TX; sisters, Judy Johnson Williams and husband, Elmer, and Brenda Johnson Wilson all of LaFayette; nephews, James Timothy “Tim” Wilson and fiancé, Michele Pence of LaFayette; nieces, Rita A. Costillo, Mary Ann Lawson, Joyce Williams Green and husband, Eric, Rachel Williams Mitchell and husband, Brian Mitchell, Roxanne Wilson Davis and husband, William Davis, Christy Johnson Camp and fiancé, Micky Barnett and Christina Johnson Dodd and husband, Kenny Dodd all of LaFayette; sisters-in-law, Ruby Joe Johnson of Bridgeport, AL, and Sue Lane Johnson of Summerville; step-daughters, Margaret Lister Lacey of Albertville, AL, and Tammy Ramey Wilson of Summerville; stepson, Jason Johnson of Quinlan, TX, Danny Hilton and David Hilton both of Virginia; several great nieces and nephews; special friends, Ralph and Mary Hinton and Wesley “Mousey” Bell all of LaFayette also survive. Family would like to thank Life Choice Hospice.
Funeral from the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel on Sunday, May 29th at 4:00 P.M. with Chaplain, Marv Eskew officiating. Following the service a celebration in memory of Jimmy’s life will be held on the family farm at 909 Probasco Street LaFayette. Everyone is invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, Jimmy has requested donations be made to the Texas Children Hospital, Dallas, TX, in honor of his great granddaughter, Story Fallon Cody.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until service time.
The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.