Joel Johnson

JOEL JOHNSON

 JOHNSON, Joel “Joe” Truman, age 80 of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at St. Thomas West in Nashville. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Sewanee, on Feb. 5, 1940, to the late Charlie W. and Gladys May (Rousey) Johnson. Joe was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from Colonial Bread Company, where he had been employed for over 25 years. An avid sportsman, Joe played baseball for 20 years in the Sewanee League. He also enjoyed cheering for University of Tennessee sports teams and the Atlanta Braves, as well as golfing and fishing. Joe was a dedicated member of the Winchester First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Johnson, and Jackie Johnson. Joe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Johnson of Winchester; children, Joey (Donna) Johnson of Winchester, Carol (David) Knies of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Lesli (Brian) Moore of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Chesley (Nathan) Glassco, Alex Johnson, Sloan Moore, and Zane Moore; and siblings, Ruby Johnson, Buddy Johnson, Betty Johnson, Jim Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Judy Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. Private services are planned with burial at Eastern Star Cemetery. The register book and memorial cards were available under the carport of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester on Friday, July 24, 2020, from 10-11 a.m. with an attendant assisting. If you would like to send a “Hug from Home,” please call the funeral home at 931-967-2222. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.