Mr. Ronald A. Johnson, Sr.


Ronald Artemus Johnson, Sr., age 83, Gray, Tennessee, transitioned peacefully on September 10, 2021.


Ron was born on August 3, 1938, in Russell County, Virginia. He attended high school in Columbus, Ohio, received a Bachelors's degree in Science from Shenandoah University in 1983, and was awarded a Master's of Science magna cum-laude in 1985 from Colorado State University in Boulder, Colorado.


Ron served in the United States Army as a Communications Specialist for four years. After leaving the Army, Ron continued his professional work as an Engineer and Communications Specialist for the United States Federal Government for more than 30 years. In retirement, he was an active community volunteer for multiple charitable and community service organizations.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ella Machen Johnson, and his daughter, Rhonda Angela Johnson.


Ron is survived by his daughter, Renee Elizabeth Johnson; son Ronald Artemus Johnson, Jr.; granddaughter, Latasha Renee Johnson; grandsons, Joshua Laurence Cooper and Kortez Richardo Lockett; great-grandson Naseem Pacheco; and great-granddaughter Nahlaya Renee Johnson.


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