Kathleen Davis Johnson, age 97, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Ms. Johnson was a native of Greeneville, TN and a daughter of the late Roy and Stella Fillers Davis, of Greeneville, TN. In her childhood years, she attended First Church of God and Cedar Creek Church of God. After marriage, she and her husband, Claude, attended Herman United Methodist Church and Horse Creek Church of God. In 1998, Kathleen moved to Erwin, where she attended Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church. She worked at Southern Garment where she was a dress designer. She also worked at Sam Moore Chair Factory. At the age of 36, she became a mother and stayed at home to raise her son and work on the farm. Kathleen was a foster grandparent at Greene Valley Developmental Center. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Claude Arnold Johnson; infant grandson Brian Alan Johnson; sisters Alyne Jennings and Pauline Norton; Brother Elmer Davis and an infant brother.
Kathleen has left behind to cherish her memory: Son; Alan Davis Johnson and wife Marilyn Grandsons; Keith Alan Johnson and wife Alice Philip Claude Johnson and wife Julie John Louis Johnson and wife Tiffany Great-Grandsons; Troy Alan Johnson Logan Reid Johnson Sisters Dollie Barnes, of Michigan Georgia Southerland, of Greeneville, TN Several nieces and nephews. Niece Martha Harrison and Brother Buddy Johnson whom they helped raise. Special friends Judy and Dennis Treadway.
Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Kathleen Davis Johnson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.