In Memoriam: William Franklin Johnson Jr.

William Franklin Johnson Jr. | February 28, 1944 – May 5, 2023
William Franklin Johnson Jr.
February 28, 1944 – May 5, 2023

February 28, 1944 – May 5, 2023

In life, Bill was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather. He was a friend to many and served the Lord faithfully.

Bill was born in Witchita Falls, TX on February 28th, 1944 to William Franklin Johnson Sr. and Francis Hollingsworth Johnson.

He attended Bolles High School and was an all-state athlete in baseball, basketball, and football.

Bill attended the United States Naval Academy from 1962-1966 where he played both baseball and football for the Academy. He served as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Bill married his beautiful bride, Mary Tullis, on June 11th, 1966 in Jacksonville, FL.

Bill was a loving and devoted father to Lisa Dullum (Mark), Jennifer Howard (David), and Billy Johnson (Cari).

He cherished the friendships he made at Florida Furniture Industries for over 30 years as well as being a realtor in the Jacksonville area.

He had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way and couldn’t go anywhere without making friends with a stranger.

Bill meant so much to his family and leaves behind a legacy that lives on forever through his grandchildren – Lauren (Alex), David (Chrissy), Ashley (Austin), Billy, Allison, Zach, Colton, Lea – and his great-grandson Deacon.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

The family would like to thank Dr. Muhammad (Hassan) Imam, Sarah Souverain, NP, Florida Cancer Specialist, and Advent Health Hospice.

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