Gary Lynn Johnson

Published 6:19 am Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Funeral services for Gary Lynn Johnson, 54, of Bainbridge, were held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Medley officiating.

Interment followed at Sylvania Cemetery with Donald Boyett, David Sellars, Dale Murray, Greg Murray, Perry Clements and Charles Rozier serving as active pallbearers.

Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 2, 1956, in Bainbridge, the son of Byron Johnson and Myrtle Burton Johnson. He died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.

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He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1974, a partner of Johnson Brother Farms Inc., and attended First Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson enjoyed stock car racing in his youth, enjoyed piloting his own aircraft, and was an avid outdoorsman who loved riding all-terrain vehicles.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly S. Johnson of Bainbridge; two sons, Mark Murphy of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Darren Murphy and his wife, Becky, of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Anissa Cabrera of Bainbridge; his mother, Myrtle B. Johnson of Bainbridge; two brothers, Jimmy Johnson and his wife, Susan, of Bainbridge, and David Johnson and his wife, Catherine, of Bainbridge; three grandchildren, Lauren Murphy, Ricky Cabrera and Marissa Cabrera; two nieces, Carah Johnson Whittaker and her husband, Brandon, of Bainbridge, and Abby Johnson of Kissimmee, Fla.; and one nephew, Sean Johnson and his wife, Mandy, of Monroe, Ga.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 W. Water St., Bainbridge, GA 39817.

Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.