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Phillip Johnson Jr., 77
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Phillip Johnson Jr., better known as J.J. the King, 77, a native of Bedford County, made the transition into eternal life March 14 at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville.He was the son of the late Phillip and Lena Smith Johnson Sr. He was the eighth child of 12 children. He was united in matrimony to Christine Fisher, and they were blessed with four wonderful children.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children Robert and Rita; sisters Irene Ray, Lorn Morris, Annie Belle Ray, Lee Anna Bailey, Ruby Ray and Magnolia; and a brother Charles Johnson.Phillip was an U.S. Army Veteran in which he retired with honors and a member of the Pilgrim Emanuel Baptist Church.Phillip leaves to cherish his memory two sons Johnny (Kim) Johnson of Brush Creek and Randy Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M.; 12 wonderful grandchildren; sisters Pauline (Gene) Wilson of Panama City, Fla., Betty and Lucille Johnson, both of Nashville; a brother Chris (Bernadette) Johnson of Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Interment services were conducted on March 22 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville with Elder Perry Broadnex and Artie London officiating. Family members served as pallbearers.DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville, was in charge of the arrangements.SMITHVILLE REVIEWSmithville, TNMarch 27,