James P. Johnson

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 09:49 AM

James P. Johnson, age 81 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013.  He attended the North Knoxville Church of God, and was employed for 27 years at Lays Packing Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ellen Galyon Johnson; sisters, Irene Smith and Lillie Francis; brothers Charles F. and Willie Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Lillie Yates Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Crystal Johnson; daughters and sons-in-law:  Beverly and Clayton Cox, Brenda and Michael Wilkinson; grandchildren, Shana Cox, Jason and Elissa Cox, Sierra Wilkinson, Aden Johnson, Ryan Wilkinson; great-granddaughter, Ellia Cox; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Charles Talley, Mary Lou and Earl Glandon; sisters-in-law, Omalee and Daisy Johnson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. George Presley and Rev. Bob Cottle officiating.  Interment 11 a.m. Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, Tennessee.