Glenn Alexander Johnson, Jr., 75, of Dunlap passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
He was born on January 6, 1939 in Chattanooga and retired in Dunlap. He was a graduate of Baylor School, a member of the Luke Worsham Wrestling Team and the legendary Humpy Heywood football team. He attended the University of Chattanooga on a football scholarship. He retired as a claim agent for Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a “Life Loyal Sig” (Sigma Chi Fraternity), a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Commander Tennessee division staff member and was awarded the Commander in Chiefs national award. He also participated in Civil War reenactments, where he was a Confederate Captain in Jackson’s Artillery with his own cannon. He belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution, National Rifleman’s Association and the Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers-Eagle Point Railroad, where he was awarded the Eagle award and owned a steam engine. He was a member of the Sequatchie Valley Historical Association, and as a lifelong Methodist, he was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Dunlap.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret True Johnson; children, Margaret (Randy) McNeill of Montgomery, Alabama, Cindy (Claude) Hughes and G. Alexander (Remona) Johnson of Dunlap; six grandchildren, James and Margaret Anne McNeill, Jonathan and Catherine Hughes, Jenni Blevins and Elizabeth Johnson; sister, Mary Anne Johnson (Robert) Roundtree of Las Cruses, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 16 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Tucker officiating. Burial was in Johnson-Lewis Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at reedfamilyfh.com.
Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.