On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Joseph C. Johnson passed away at the age of 68. Joe suffered from many health ailments over the years. He fought a very long and hard battle, but we find comfort knowing he is no longer suffering and in the hands of our Lord. Joe was born on September 1, 1954, in Jacksonville, the son of Frank C. and Lucille (Keller) Johnson. He is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his wife Renee Johnson sister, Brenda Johnson North, and brother Richard McKinnon. He is a Florida native that remained in the Jacksonville area. He attended St. Paul’s Catholic School in Riverside and Robert E. Lee high school.
Much to their surprise, Joe and Renee initially met as neighbors. God definitely had a master plan for these two. It didn’t take long before realizing they were soulmates. They were married on April 18, 1997. They were together for 27 years and celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary this past April. Joe is survived by his four children, Randall (Lisa) Smith, Mark (Crystal) Clark, Kelly Eller, Heather (Joey) Beach, and grandchildren, Miranda, Tyler, Daniel, Nathaniel, Nicole, Zaylee, Tanner, Anthony, Andrew, Baxley, Noah and Parker and 5 great grandchildren and a favorite cousin, Pam Johnson along with many other cousins, family and friends.
Joe’s family was his heart and soul and pride and joy. They meant the world to him. He was also a huge animal lover. Gizzy, their Shih Tzu spent many hours right by his side. Joe was a talented artist with a sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. He was a basketball fanatic and an avid Georgia bulldog fan. His family will cherish the many camping trips they shared over the years and the campfires they had at Ginnie Springs.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 1pm with visitation starting at 12pm. The service will be at Fraser Funeral Home located at 8168 Normandy Blvd. with interment following right after at Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd.