After leaving the Army and marrying Eula, Johnny settled in Lakeland, and began his career in sales. From Lakeland to Cocoa to Lake Wales to Kissimmee, Johnny was a successful salesman for J.M. Fields, Sears Roebuck & Company, and ultimately, for Allstate Insurance Company, from which he retired after 38 years.
Johnny was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, serving the majority of his life in the Fortune Road Church of Christ in Kissimmee and in the Church of Christ in his hometown of Frostproof.
Johnny loved hunting and fishing, particularly fishing in Polk County’s largest lake, Lake Walk-in-the-Water, just outside of Frostproof.
Johnny was preceeded in death by his parents; his sisters Margaret Phillips and Ernestine Temple; his brothers Lowell and James.
Johnny is survived by his wife; three sons Johnny Jr., Thomas (Lisa), and Stephen (Jill); five grandchildren Bethany (Josh) Schmucker, Bailey, Jack, Wyatt and Blake; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 30 at the Ramon Theater in Frostproof. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., with services following at 11:05 a.m. Interment will immediately follow.