Joe Pat Johnson, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Alive Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 PM, in The Oakhurst Chapel of The Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Justin Wesson officiating. Interment will follow in Harper Hills Cemetery in Springfield, TN with Ross Martin, Zachary Meyer, Denny Choate, Chip Gifford, Jeff Walker, Todd Williamson, and Mike “Pepe” Gallagher will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Johnson, John Fox, “The Boys”, Legacy Golf Club Members, and Joe’s Nasco family. The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, August 13th at 2:00 until 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home.
Joe was born September 18, 1939, in Nacogdoches, TX to the late Joe Rogers and Dorothy Matlock Johnson. He was a graduate of Nacogdoches High School Class of 1957. He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was president of the Sawyers club while attending S.F.A. Joe was the National Sales Manager for NASCO in Springfield. He later worked as an insurance sales agent for Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company. He was a member of Western Star Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Al Menah Temple and the Scottish Rite, a member of Kiwanis Club and Springfield Baptist Church. Joe was a founding member of Crime Stoppers in Springfield and Robertson County. He loved playing golf, hunting, playing spades and dominoes with “The Boys”, and he was an avid Texas Longhorns fan. Joe was always a man’s man that enjoyed a good cigar. He loved his family and enjoyed all the family get togethers they had over the years.
Joe is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Margaret Lynn “Peggy” Johnson of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law Jill Margaret and Russell H. Jackson of Cunningham, by his son, Joe Rogers “Jay” Johnson, II of Springfield, by his brother John Michael Johnson of Nacogdoches, TX, and by his grandchildren: Jaya Margaret Meyer and husband Zachary of Clarksville, and Ross Joseph Martin of Memphis as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
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