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Myrlan Edwin Johnson

June 13, 1930 July 23, 2014
Myrlan Edwin Johnson
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Obituary for Myrlan Edwin Johnson
Myrlan Edwin Johnson, 84, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, surrounded by family. Myrlan was born to J. Orie and Anna Curtis Johnson on June 13, 1930. . He was raised in Bledsoe Co., TN.,. He served three years of for his country in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War. Upon receiving Honorable Discharge from Service he went north for work. The suburbs of Chicago was his home until he retired to Carthage, TN in 1989. Due to illness he chose to live the last three years-nine months in Williamson County to be near his daughter. He loved laughter and family, and was loved by all. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and his dogs. Some of his favorite pastimes were playing cards, and he enjoyed going to antique and yard sales. He particularly enjoyed the Hwy 127 yard sale. He spent time attending church at his assisted living facility.

Myrlan was preceded in death by his parents, his son, John Johnson, two brothers, J. Orie Johnson Jr., Milton Dion Johnson, and sister, Juanita J. Watson.
Survivors include his daughter, Marlene J. Handley of Franklin; grandsons, Louis (Emily)
Johnson of Dickson and Johnny Johnson (Mindy Horton, lady friend) of Carthage; granddaughter, Cindy (Robert) Tedrow of Carthage; great-grandchildren, Samantha Williams, Michael Williams, Ryan Williams, Johnny Robert (J.R.) Tedrow, Cody Johnson, and Lily Johnson; his former wife and dear friends, Betty Garrett; Bryan (Sandy) Culpepper, James Culpepper, Stephanie Hughes. Other survivors include two brothers, Alvin Johnson and Wayford (Evelyn) Johnson; three sisters, Shirley (Junior) Hankins, Darlene (Carlos) Smith, all of Pikeville and Rowena (Kenneth) Rhodes of Graysville; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2 PM in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 on Saturday July 26. The funeral will be officiated by Bro. Rudy Oakes and Bro. Johnathan Hankins (great-nephew). Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson Street, Nashville TN 37203, 615-332-4000 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Myrlan Johnson will be greatly appreciated.
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Cemetery Details


Blackburn Final Resting Place

Beaver Hill Rd
Pikeville, TN 37367

Beaver Hill Rd Pikeville 37367 TN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alive Hospice

St. Jude


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