H. Johnson Obituary

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H. Jay Johnson Jr.

September 7, 1944 - January 10, 2013
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JOHNSON, H. Jay, Jr., age 68 of Hermitage, TN, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Jay was born September 7, 1944 in Greencastle, IN, the son of the late Hughie Jay Johnson, Sr. and the late Doris Johnson. He was a proud alumni of the Hoopeston High School Class of 1962 and earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He achieved great success during a long career in industrial engineering management that took him and his family from coast to coast. One of his proudest achevements was his commission into the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. His...
JOHNSON, H. Jay, Jr., age 68 of Hermitage, TN, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Jay was born September 7, 1944 in Greencastle, IN, the son of the late Hughie Jay Johnson, Sr. and the late Doris Johnson. He was a proud alumni of the Hoopeston High School Class of 1962 and earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He achieved great success during a long career in industrial engineering management that took him and his family from coast to coast. One of his proudest achevements was his commission into the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. His final career milestone before retirement was the creation and ownership of Quality Metal Treating, Inc. in Cookeville, TN. Above and beyond his professional successes, Jay was a generous and loving husband and father, will always be remembered by his friends as the life of every party and had a passion for playing card games such as Hearts and Euchre. Survived by his wife, Karen Gail Johnson of Hermitage, TN; children, Jay Alan Johnson, Kristie Cheatum (William) "Bill"), Melissa Francque (Todd), and Scott Aaron Johnson (William Turner); sister, Carol Hicks; brother, Michael Johnson; grandchildren, Christian Jay "CJ" Johnson, Emily Grace Johnson, Samuel Alexander Francque, Lauryn JoElle Francque, Amber Dawn Francque and Kaleb Christian Francque; many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the American Legion Post No. 384, 502 E. Penn St., Hoopeston, IL 60942, on Saturday, January 19, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Skaggs Creek Cemetery, Rockcastle County, KY on a date to be determined. In remembrance of Jay's life, memorial donations can be made to The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 310 25th Ave. North, Nashville, TN, 37203, or made online at www.minniepearl.org. HERMITAGE FUNERAL HOME & MEMORIAL GARDENS, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN 37138. (615) 889-0361

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