He was a member of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America of Cleveland, and a member of the 100 Black Men of Bradley County.
He was employed for 14 years At McKee Foods, and was a 1990 graduate of Brainerd High School in Chattanooga, where he was in the band. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed music and loved to cook.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Paul Johnson Sr.; grandparents, Mary Wright and Crawford Wright and Elizabeth and Charlie Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Wright, of Chattanooga; one daughter, Bianca Perkins of Knoxville; three sisters: Sonja Griffin of Cleveland, Ohio, Kimberly (Patrick) Brewer of Chattanooga and Sabrina (David) Cotton of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers: Darryl (Gina) Griffin Sr. and John Paul Johnson Jr., all of Chattanooga; mother, Mozella (James) Parris of Chattanooga and loving mother-in-law, Regina (Erskine) Piersaul of Cleveland and grandmother, Edna White of Cleveland; one brother-in-law, Demetrius Ramsey of Cleveland; five sisters-in-law: Kala Falker of Atlanta, Ga., Ebony White of Chattanooga, Jessica White, and Toya Cobb, both of Chattanooga and Dekesha ( Antonio) Hill of Cleveland; many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
The funeral will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Chattanooga with the Rev. Rhonda Westfield pastor of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America delivering the eulogy.
Interment will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery in Cleveland.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home in Cleveland and from 6 until 7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home in Chattanooga.
Words of comfort may be submitted at www.mddotsonandsons.com.