William Johnson

Obituary of William Glenn Johnson

Glenn Johnson, Jr. passed away on August 18, 2008 at age 59. After attending college, he served in the US Army Reserve initially as a paratrooper and then as a parachute rigger for a period of seven years. As a civilian, his many achievements were in the lighting field where he was a Corporate partner with Factory Sales Agency, Inc. and planned, along with his partners, the lighting for Ryman Auditorium, Shelby Street Bridge, Demonbreun Street Bridge, Monroe/Carell Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Convention Center, LP Field Arena and many other venues. His humanitarian works were being a major fundraiser with Special Olympics serving on the Board of Directors, the first Sara Lee Golf Classic, the Nashville Golf Classic and Cumberland Heights where he was named Volunteer of the Year. Survivors include mother Billie Baggett Roney of Hermitage; sister: Kendy (Dwight) Staggs of Hermitage; brothers: Kevin (Sheron) Johnson of Hendersonville and Bruce (Michele) Johnson of Augusta GA; step-mother: Lucy Johnson of Augusta GA; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by father Glenn Johnson Sr., grandparents Willie and Lillie Johnson of Lebanon, and Jesse and Clara Baggett of Old Hickory. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Glenn's favorite charities: Cumberland Heights (8283 River Rd, Nashville TN 37209), Special Olympics of TN Inc (1900 12th Ave South, Nashville TN 37203), and Able Youth (4316 Prescott Rd, Nashville TN 37204).