Kenneth Ray Johnson, age 71 of Louisville, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his home. Kenneth served in the United States Navy until going to work for the Knoxville City Police Department. He then enrolled in the OTS in the United States Air Force, until his retirement as Captain. He was a member of the Beaver Ridge Lodge 366, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, S.J. USA. Preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lucille Johnson; grandparents, Cecil and Lucy Johnson. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathy Johnson; son, David Johnson of Washington, DC; daughters, Amy Bailey of Arizona, Connie Puma, Sherry Price, Missy Jones of Maryville, TN, Becky Baker of Louisville, TN, Krystal Johnson of Ohio; grandchildren, Matt Johnson of Washington, DC, Danielle Curtis, Zack Jones, Justin Jones of Maryville, TN, Krystofer Donnely of Ohio; great-grandchildren, Savannah Rea, Trevor Cannon of Maryville, TN; brother, Jim Johnson of Knoxville, TN; close friend, Mark Peiper. He loved his country, enjoyed shooting guns, fly fishing, and was an animal lover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fighting For The Bullys Animal Rescue, https:/www.paypal.me/fightingforthebullys or Rescue@fightingforthebullys.org. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 1:00 PM Monday, January 11, 2021 at Edgewood Cemetery with Mark Peiper officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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