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Wesley "Dillard" Johnson

Friday, May 13th, 1938 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Wesley “Dillard” Johnson,81, of Sparta, TN crossed over from his earthly home into his heavenly home and entered his Saviors presence on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his residence in Sparta, TN. Dillard was born on May 13, 1938 to the late George Virgil and Jessie Lena Brown Johnson in Sparta, TN. At 19 he accepted the call to preach. He was a Freewill Baptist minister for 46 years. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and served state side. He had many other jobs along with pastoring.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his; Brother- James Harold Johnson. First Wife of 46 years- Aline Holloway Johnson, Brother- George Johnson and Brother-in-laws- Gene Johnson and Cordell Holloway.

Survivors include; Wife of 15 years- Rita Johnson of Sparta, TN
Daughter- Rena Johnson of Gallatin, TN
Step-Daughter- Crystal Hutchings of Sparta, TN
Granddaughter- Latisha Tower (Dale Harris) of Cookeville, TN
Grandsons- Landon, Layne, Laken, and Lawrance Johnson of Gallatin, TN
Great-Granddaughter- Lidia Tower of Cookeville, TN
Great-Grandson-Braxton Tower of Cookeville, TN
Sisters- Elega Hobbs (Morris) of Spencer, TN, Val Johnson of Sparta, TN, Vonda Jones (Rex) of McMinnville, TN, June Springer of Sparta, TN and Sherry Mooneyham of Sparta, TN.
Sister-in-laws- Mary Glenn Johnson of Warren, Michigan, Betty Davis Johnson, Bessie Holloway England (David), Janice Pittman (Ron), Karen Ward (Mark) all of Sparta, TN, Debbie Hutchings (Wayne) of Quebeck.
Brother-in-laws- Delbert Holloway of Monterey, Levon Maynard (Rosie) and Jimmy Maynard of Sparta, TN.
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 4-8 pm at Camp Heights Community Freewill Baptist Church. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1 pm with visitation before service with burial to follow at Plainview- Cemetery in the Cassville Community. The service will be officiated by Rev. Tracy Curtis, Rev. David England and Rev. Eugene Lawson.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Camp Heights Community Freewill Baptist Church
    Address
    Camp Heights Street
    SPARTA, TN 38583
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Camp Heights Community Freewill Baptist Church
    Address
    Camp Heights Street
    SPARTA, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Camp Heights Community Freewill Baptist Church
    Address
    Camp Heights Street
    SPARTA, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Plainview Cemetery Cassville
    Sparta, TN 38583

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Myra Jane Sloan

Posted at 10:39am
Rita, this message is from my mother, Katherine R. Cooley. Dillard was such a nice person and I am so sorry for your loss.
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Betty Faulkner

Posted at 09:23pm
I loved Dillard, he was a great preacher and always made me laugh...
He Baptized me back in 2002 at his church. R.I.P. HEAVEN HAS GAINED A WONDERFUL ANGEL!
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Nancy T. Hambrick

Posted at 03:10pm
Rita and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss and that we won't be able to be with you during this most difficult time. I've heard such wonderful things about Dillard and feel you were both so blessed to have each other. Please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers now and will be in the days to come. God bless, comfort you, and keep you strong in His wonderfully loving arms.
Love and Sympathy, Benny and Nancy Tolbert Hambrick
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Linda Harris

Posted at 10:52am
With deepest sympathy,
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Myra Jane Sloan

Posted at 06:01pm
Rita and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this most difficult time.
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