John Frank Johnson, Sr.
John Frank Johnson, Sr., 87, passed away March 24, 2020 at home in Sparr, Florida after a long illness.
He was born August 2, 1932 in Pinetta, Florida to Johnie Monroe Johnson and Ada Nancy Holton Johnson. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Army. He was a mechanic/supervisor with the Florida Forest Service for 34 years. There was no motor he could not fix. Frank also had a land-clearing business and a trucking/hauling business. He will be remembered as a talented, creative, hardworking man who loved his family, loved being busy, and loved to grow vegetables.
Frank was predeceased by his parents, Johnie and Ada Johnson, and his brothers, James Johnson, Monroe Johnson, and Elmer Johnson, all of Madison county.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marian Wisenbaker Johnson and his four children: daughters, Linda Cruz (Gregory), Cindy Critchfield, Trish Ricks; and son: John Frank "Jeff" Johnson, Jr. (Mandy), all of Marion county. He is also survived by one sister, Marie Hammond of Pinetta, Florida; two brothers: Donald Johnson (Jackie) of Madison, Florida and Loyd Johnson (Vickie ) of Lake Park, Georgia; sister-in- law Mary Ann Johnson, of Madison, Florida; brothers-in-law, Douglas Wisenbaker and Bruce Barwick, and sisters-in-law, Goldie Wisenbaker and Delita Barwick, all of Valdosta, Georgia. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren plus one on the way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The private graveside service will be held at 3 pm on March 28, 2020 at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta, Florida. Family-only visitation will be 2-2:30 at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, Florida. Officiating will be brother-in-law Bruce Barwick, Jr. of Valdosta, Georgia and son-in-law Gregory Cruz of Anthony, Florida. A memorial service will be held in the Ocala area at a future date.
T. J. Beggs, Jr. & Sons Funeral Home Madison, Florida is assisting the family.
Published on March 26, 2020

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