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Jimbo Johnson, age 71, of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away November 29, 2019 in his home with his wife, children, and grandchildren by his side.
Jimbo was born July 11, 1948, the son of Betty Edwards & Brewer Johnson. He served in the United States Army for two years in Vietnam and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He had a passion for music and played the drums professionally since he was 14. After retiring from music he went into the business of maintenance for Pate Vacuum Service. He was an avid bird watcher. He was a kind & humble man who found the good in everyone. Jimbo was loved by everyone he met, touched the lives of many and left a lasting loving impression on all.
Jimbo was preceded in death by his brother Steve Bagwell, and parents Brewer and Betty Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife: Darlene Johnson of Stockbridge; son: Larry Thompson of Stockbridge; daughter and son-in-law: Tammy and Kevin Bassett of McDonough; step-grandsons: Preston & Skylar Bassett of McDonough: grandson: Jake Black of Stockbridge; granddaughter: Jessica Summerfield and her husband Craig of Goldsboro, NC; one great-granddaughter: Harper Lee Summerfield of Goldsboro, NC.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life in Jimbo’s honor at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1626 Flat Shoals Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. Military Honors will be held immediately following the service.
The Johnson family would like to offer their deepest appreciation to Southern Grace Hospice for their kindness and care. Special thanks to all his Nurses for the sweet care while in hospice care at home.