Welcome to the memorial page for


May 21, 1937 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 80)

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Charles David Johnson

Age 80

Of Riceville

Passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens


Charles was born and raised in McMinn County, he was the son of the late John and Beatrice Morrison Johnson and was preceded in death by one infant brother.


He last worked at McKeehan Chair Company before his declining health. Even though his body was weak, up until his death, he was the toughest and most knowledgeable man you could ever wish to meet. He will be greatly missed but we rejoice to know he has a new set of legs and is walking in Heaven. He was a member of South Liberty Baptist Church and played for many years in the Gospel Group, The Pine Ridge Boys.


He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 62 years, Betty Jo Moses Johnson

Son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Egenia Johnson

Two daughters and sons-in-law,

    Vickie and Johnny Hughes

     Debbie and Gary Monroe

Four granddaughters: Misty Womac and James Parrella, Cayci Johnson, Jessica Lee, and Dawn Palmer

Five grandsons: Charlie and Sabrina Womac, Cody and Melissa Johnson, Josh Monroe, John Hughes and Jeff Hughes.

Three great granddaughters: Makenzie Burnette, Brettany Lee, and Brylee Johnson

Five great grandsons: Charlie Womac, JP Parrella, David Womac, Braylen Johnson and Jack Parrella.

Two brothers and spouses,

   Johnny and Suzanne Johnson

   Van and Sharon Johnson

Five sisters and spouses,

   JoAnn Matthews

   Betty White and Tony K.

   Nellie and Vernon Carroll

   Shirley Annis

   Jewell and Paul Pierce

Also a host of friends and family, special nurse and friend, Patsy Moses.



Funeral services will be 6:30 pm Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Watson and Rev. Terry Campbell officiating. Burial will be11 am Saturday in South Liberty Cemetery.


Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends 5-6:30 pm Friday at the funeral home.


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Charles David Johnson.

 Service Information

January 12, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
January 12, 2018

6:30 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

January 13, 2018

11:00 AM
ATHENS, TN 37303

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