Vernon Ray Johnson, Jr., 53

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Johnson, 53, of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he died Jan. 10, 2010. Mr. Johnson was a member of Powell Grove Church of Christ and American Legion Post Post #88 in Donelson.

Visitation will be 12-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Preacher Lloyd Gale. Interment with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife- Cathy Johnson of Mt. Juliet and daughters Toni (Joshua) Graves of Hendersonville and Kristie (Chris) Ferrell of Hendersonville; parents Vernon Ray and Celean Johnson of Springfield and step-son Chris (Candie) Ellis of Old Hickory. Also surviving are sisters Karen Edwards of Hawaii and Celeste (Jim) Hunter of Keller, TX; grandchildren Tiffany Ellis, Brittany, Joshua, Nicholas, Cody and Zachary.

Pallbearers: Brad Robinson, Joey Hollis, Bill Lucas, Chris Ferrell, Josh Graves and Chris Ellis. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.