Mr. Ralph “Buddy” “Bluedog” Johnson, age 70, a resident of (Midtown) Harriman, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tennessee. He was born April 10, 1945 in Roane County, Tennessee to Edgar William Johnson and Gladys Able Webster Johnson. Buddy was an avid coon hunter and attended the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Midtown, and was always loved by kids. He was a retired laborer and carpenter, formerly working for Charles Blalock & Sons Construction Company in Sevierville and C.R. Barger and Sons in Harriman. He was also a member of and employed through the Laborers Union Local # 818 in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wife of 45 years: Delores Johnson of Harriman, TN
Children: Ashley Cloyd & husband, Greg of Kingston, TN
Grandson: Alexander Cloyd
Sisters: Louise Trentham & husband, James of Harriman, TN
Shirley Kring & husband, Bud of Harriman, TN
Norma Jean Tapp of Harriman, TN
Mother-in-law: Margaret Farr of Harriman, TN
And several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extend family and friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, April 24, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary. Committal services and interment will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery in (Midtown) Harriman, Tennessee.