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.
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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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