Nancy Johnson

Nancy Pearl Rice Johnson

Sunday, January 17th, 1943 - Saturday, May 1st, 2021
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Nancy Pearl Rice Johnson, 78 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Standing Stone Care & Rehabilitation Center in Monterey, Tennessee. She was born January 17, 1943 in Putnam County to Logan Rice and Alice Judd Rice.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Johnson, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dayton and Thelma Johnson, 5 sisters, Ethel Rice, Grace Maynard, Edna Williams, Versa Caroline Maxwell, and Delorse Massa, 4 brothers, Lawrence, Houston, Arsen, and Joe Rice, and brother-in-law, Loyd Walker.

Survivors include:

Son- Bobby Johnson

2 Granddaughters- Kayla Lawson and Kim Maiden

2 Great-Grandchildren- Ben Maiden and Marley Riddle

2 Sisters- Wilma Rodgers and Oma Stidham of Cookeville

2 Brothers- Cleburn (Carol) Rice and Bob (Carol) Rice of Cookeville

Brothers and Sister-in-Laws- Brenda (Junior) Johnson, Gwen (Tommy) Austin, and Linda Walker of Sparta, Sephfronia (Kenneth) Kirby of McMinnville, Terry Johnson of New York, and Bernice Walker of Oklahoma.

Special Friend- Raymond Anderson

Special Little Girlfriend- Ginny Carmachael

Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and a host of friends and Church family.

She was retired from Mallory Timers. She was a faithful member of the Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church for many years where she also served as church pianist and sang in the Church Trio. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Brother Rudy Oakes and Brother Kenneth Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will welcome friends from 11:00 AM until time of the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers to serve are Harold Williams, Paul Williams, Stacy Rice, Corey Austin, Kenneth Maxwell, and Raymond Anderson.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 2:00pm
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
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  • Interment

    Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    1786 Smithville Highway
    Sparta, TN 38583
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Joyce Hansard

Posted at 05:57pm
Our love and deepest sympathy to Cleburn & Carol Rice and all of Nancy's family in her recent death. Hang on to your memories and look forward to seeing her again before too long.
Joyce Hansard and family

Norma Smith

Posted at 05:46pm
Aunt Nancy was a great person. I am so sorry for your loss. We love and will miss her.
Donald & Norma (Massa) Smith

Terry Johnson

Posted at 03:13pm
I am saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. She was a great lady, and I'll never forget her infectious laugh and her sense of humor! I will miss you!
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Wilma and family

Posted at 10:03am
To my sweet baby sister. Always loved! Never forgoten!
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The Oma Rice Stidham Family

Posted at 10:49am
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