January 27, 1935 - December 8, 2018
William Edward “Bill” Johnson, age 83, of Greeneville, died December 8, 2018 at his home. He was born January 27, 1935 in Greene County and was the son of the late Thomas W. and Roxie Johnson. Bill retired from Greene Valley Developmental Center as the Supervisor of the Purchasing Department. He worked many years at Doughty-Stevens Furniture and Hardware Store. He was an avid Bristol race fan, as well as great Tennessee Vols fan. Bill truly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the one thing that he loved the most was being at his home at the river. Bill was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, National Rifle Association, National Wildlife Federation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Greeneville Moose Lodge No. 692, and Greeneville Masonic Lodge No. 3. He served in the United States Army for two years and was proud to have served his country. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years: Blanche Fincher Johnson; parents: Thomas and Roxie Johnson; brother-in-law: Robert “Bob” Fincher; nephew: Eddie Fincher. Since Bill’s death in 2018, his brother-in-law, Everette Janeway, passed away. Survivors include brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Paul and Joan Fincher, Lois Jean Janeway, and Geraldine Fincher; nieces and their spouses: Diane and Edward Seay, Phyllis and Terry Dyke, Karen and Jeff McCamey, Melissa and Richard Banks; nephews and their spouses: Richard and Patricia Janeway, and Charles Janeway; several cousins; special people whom he thought of as nieces: Linda Crum, Angela Crum, Brenda and Allie Hodges; special friends: Pam, Peg, and Stacy Davis, Gary Rader, Polly Whittenburg, Carl Thompson, Angela Everhart, Jeff Davis, and the late Billy Davis. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Hartman’s Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Sam Smith will officiate. The Greene County Honor Guard will convey military honors. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery for the service. Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William Edward “Bill” Johnson, age 83, of Greeneville, died December 8, 2018 at his home. He was born January 27, 1935 in Greene County and was the son of the late Thomas W. and Roxie Johnson. Bill retired from Greene Valley Developmental... View Obituary & Service Information
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