Gerald L. Johnson, 85, of Scotts Hill, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Gerald was a US Air Force veteran, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant after serving almost 21 years, he then worked for the US Post Office as a letter carrier. After he retired from the post office, he could be found around Scotts Hill drinking coffee with his buddies on a regular basis.

His family members include a daughter, Cheryl Lancaster of Scotts Hill; a son, Gary Johnson of Knoxville (Gary died at his home in Knoxville only six days after his dad's death); a sister, Janice Quast of Mexico; a brother, Don Conder of Parsons; his mother-in-law, Lois Dyer of Scotts Hill.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Joshua Morgan, Micah Johnson and Natalie Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Robertson.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Mangrum Johnson; his mother, Grapel Conder; stepfather, Earl Conder; and his father, Roy Webb Johnson. 

Graveside services will be held at Scotts Hill Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Military rites will be held at the graveside.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reed's Chapel in Scotts Hill.

Face masks are required for visitation and service and social distancing is encouraged.

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