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Wendell Jefferson Johnson

December 3, 1939 — January 25, 2017

Wendell Jefferson Johnson, 77, of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Gulfport, Mississippi passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at a local health care facility.
He retired from a career in heavy construction. He worked on and supervised projects including some of the largest levees on the Mississippi River waterway system and the Tennessee-Tom Bigbee and Red River locks, dams and channels.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cleveland.
He was born in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana to Mattie and Claude Johnson, who preceded him in death, as did two brothers, Huey and Joe Douglas.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Ragsdale Johnson, of Cleveland; children, Brian (Ginger) of West Monroe, LA, Jeff (LaDonna) of Keota, OK, Sharon Ledford of Helena, MT, Teresa Rollins (Chris) of Cartersville, GA; grandchildren, Brian, Ira, and Mason Johnson of West Monroe, LA, Jeffery Johnson of Porum, OK, and Elizabeth Jackson of Stigler, OK, April Ingram of Shreveport, LA, Meranda Weece of McCurtain, OK, Keri Ledford of Fairbanks, AK, Trey, Tara and Hayley Rollins of Cartersville, GA, as well as a number of great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Jones (Eugene) of Risen, AR; brother, Donald Johnson (Brenda); sisters-in-law, Chrisie Johnson of Epps, LA and Denna Kastner of Prescott, AZ; brothers-in-law, Joe Ragsdale (Nelda) of Calhoun, GA and Clyde Ragsdale (Anne) of Crossville, TN, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service is planned for Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00pm at Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road NW. The family will receive friends one hour prior, from 1:00pm until the 2:00pm service time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 3425 N. Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN, 37312
You are invited to share a personal memory of Wendell or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Johnson family with these arrangements.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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