Raymond Lynn Johnson

raymond johnson
Raymond Lynn Johnson – age 71, passed away May 10,2022 in Hermitage, TN. Raymond was brought up and raised in Fort Worth Texas by his loving grandparents, Martha, and Alva J Smith. When he was 18, he joined the US Marine Corps and went through basic training and was sent to Vietnam shortly after. When arriving back home after tour of Vietnam he became a long-haul truck driver. Raymond was a very Loving Husband, Stepfather, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Brother. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Alva J & Martha Smith, Ray Leonard, and Mary Edna Howe Johnson; parents, Robert Henry Johnson & Joy Smith Johnson Pearce; stepfather, Joseph Pearce; brothers, Robert Paul Johnson & David Wayne Johnson. Survived by Wife, Sherry Kay Johnson (Wright) Loving Yorkies, Little Man, Abbie; Stepchildren, Christopher Aschnewitz, Holly Aschnewitz, Maria Wright, Daniel Wright, Michael Mueller. Grandchildren, Alia Kate, Mary Elizabeth, Hayden, Jessica, Tiffany, Kenny, Samantha, Bethany, John, Eric, Arron, Nathan; Great Grandchildren, Grayson, Benjamin, Emma, Samuel, Kenneth Jr. Sisters, Pamela J Johnson Idell George of Fort Worth Texas & Reeda Jane Manigo Johnson of Blue Springs Mo; Stepmom, Estilita Manigo Johnson of Lexington Mo; Nephews & Nieces and other Loving Family members. Raymond was loved and surely be missed by both Family and Friends. If you ever met Ray and got to enjoy his smile and laugh it was contagious. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Nashville National Cemetery, 1420 Gallatin Pike S. Madison, TN 37115 with Dr. Hubert Cunningham officiating. Services conducted by Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services. 6949 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209. 615-857-9955.

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  1. Ray was a good friend we talked often about his service and his family. He was a good Christian man who loved his wife Sherry. May God Bless the entire family in this time of loss. Ken

  2. Ray was the love of my life. He took care of me the 12 years we were together. We got married on the 6th of May and he passed away on the 10 th of May. He faught hard to come back to me but God had other plans for him. I know he is happy to join his two brothers, his dad and his grandparents. I know his mom Joy is happy to see him. They all are so happy but I’m so sad cause I lost my husband and best friend. I will always love you and I will be happy to join you when ever God wants me to. Just be Happy and know I love you so much and it hurts so much missing you. Give David a hug for me.

  3. Raymond, you Loved and Missed very much. Thank you for taking such good care of my mother and loving us.

  4. Raymond and Sherry was together for 12 1/2 years and got married on May 6 2022 and four days later Raymond passed away suddenly and unexpectay only 4 days before his death. I talked to Raymond at 4 pm and promised to go get Raymond’s favorite Whataburger. He told me he was gonna get his favorite nurse get him a cup of coffee. That was our last conversation. I started to the Waterburgers and hospital. Only a few minutes I was starting my trip to see Raymond and picking up his dinner when I got the first call from hospital nurse asking me to identify Raymond. I did so and was then told that Raymond had coded several times and get to the hospital as soon as possible. It was traffic hour so I had to get into the bike lane. I remember putting my lights on and blowing my horn and going as fast as I could. When I arrived at hospital, Hayden ( my grandson that was living with me off last seed my scooter and would bring Abby and Littleman to ICU. I sped away to the elevators and realized I didn’t know what floor ICU was on. There was a nurse waiting on the elevator and I asked her where was the ICU. She seen I was very upset and she said she would take me to ICU. When the elevator door opened I could see Raymond in the unit and went to him him immediately and seen he has on life support. I begged Raymond to come back to me. Meanwhile my Son Christerpher arrived to the ICU and talked to the Dr that gave no chance that Raymond d would wake up. After a while the dr gave orders to do a mri to see if there was brain activity. I begged to go with Raymond but was told no and that I was going to be taken to the chapel down stairs. A nurse wS sent with me. After what seemed like eternity,myspnwas requested to come to mri adept. He was told Raymond coded several times times and Chris told the nurses not to ressesitate Raymond again. When Chris finally came back to the chapel he announced Raymond passed away. There was no way I could accept it. I Why back to icu where they took Raymond. My heart fell to my feet and I begged Raymond to come back. After a few minutes it seemed the nurses mad Me leav Raymond’ so they could clean him up. They promise me I could go be with Raymond again.. they lied to me and I finally was allowed 5 minutes to say my good bys. I never got to see Raymond again. A lot of pain of my heart hit me so hard. My husband was gone to be cremated. To this day it still hurts so bad and I miss him more then ever. I listen for his voice and wait for him to ooze home. My life will never be the same. I didn’t realize how much I loved Raymond,. He was my one and only.. i believe Raymond knew he was going to leave this world. He knew he was leaving me. He wanted to leave as my husband . I miss him every moment of every day. I would die for him if I could. I love you Raymond and you are my one and only that knew me so well. Wait or me !

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