KNOXVILLE, TN (Updated) It is with great sadness we announce the departure of Richard Allen Johnson “Dog” on September 6, 2020.
Richard was born October 9, 1947 to the union of Ed and Prudy Johnson in Cleveland, TN. where he lived most of his life. Allen was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and sung in the Male Choir, he had a great singing voice that was often compared to music groups such as The Temptations and some might say “he missed his calling.” He was also known for his infectious smile, and his compassionate spirit to mentor the younger generation with his real-life experiences and words of wisdom. He was tough, but he had a heart of gold.
Allen attended College Hill School and was a very popular and well-known person in Cleveland, TN. He worked a few years at Buddy’s BBQ before he became known as the Bar-B-Que Man, selling BBQ plates around town. He worked at Newlywed and often worked side jobs completing handyman projects for family & friends. He loved pretty women and was always dressed to impress in his three-piece suits, with matching hats and shoes. He enjoyed golfing, shooting pool, concerts, and hanging out with family and friends. He never met a stranger and he never missed a gathering; he enjoyed his life.
Allen is preceded in death by his father, Ed Johnson; mother, Prudy Marie Johnson; brothers, Willie Gene Terry, and Gregory Allen Tibbs; two sisters, Margie Marie Thompson, and Lois Dean Parks; his eldest son, Richard Allen Hickey Johnson.
Allen leaves to cherish his memories, his sons, LeBron Johnson of Johnson City, TN. and Stacy Jarrett of Minneapolis, MN.; a very special person he referred to as his daughter, Tiffanie Dailey, Knoxville, TN.; eight grandchildren, Savanna Caylor, Caleb, Jazmyne, and Marie Johnson, Jaylen White, Akeem Dailey, Demarcus, and Dimiya Smith; two sisters Loretta (Fred) Campbell, Alice Turner both of Cleveland, TN.; three brothers, James Johnson of Kansas City, MO., William Johnson of Minneapolis, MN., Alphonzo Pugh of Cleveland, TN.; aunt, Mable Johnson; a host of nieces and nephews that he always referred to as “beautiful” and his “favorite”; also his special friend, Wanda Thomas of Nashville, TN.; special cousin, Andrew Johnson; close and dear friends, Gabe West, Eugene Evans, James Murphy, Albu Swafford, Monse Davis, William Mee, Michael and Tonia Teague; a host of other family and friends he loved dearly.
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There will be a walk-through viewing Saturday, September 12 from 12:00 noon until 6 p.m. at the Patton Funeral Home Chapel, 265 Fair Street S.E. Service will be Sunday, September 13, 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 799 East Inman Street Cleveland, Tn. Reverend Edward S. Robinson Sr. will be the Eulogist. Interment to follow at Fort Hill Cemetery.
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