Tad LeVern Johnson

October 24, 2019

Born in: Enterprise, Oregon
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Tad LeVern Johnson, 49, of Johnson City died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Enterprise, Oregon, son of the late Gary Donald Johnson and Roseanne Elizabeth Smith Johnson.

Tad was a graduate of Oregon State, Hope International University and his master’s degree from Emmanuel School of Religion.

He was pastor at Lone Oak Christian Church for fourteen years. Prior to that he worked as a ground’s keeper for golf courses since he was a teenager. While at Emmanuel he worked as a grounds keeper and was part of the team that established the Dana Gohn Prayer Garden.

Among his hobbies; he was a great pianist, loved camping and tinkering on cars and motorcycles, also watching the Andy Griffith Show and any western, most of which he had already seen.

In addition to his father, his brother, Jess Johnson preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife of twenty one years, Kimberly Dykstra Johnson; his two children, Abigail and Aaron; his mother, Roseanne; his in-laws, Wayne and Patricia Metcalf Dykstra; aunt and uncle, Keith and Beverly Johnson; two cousins, Suzie Johnson and Kenneth Johnson; niece and nephew, Myranda and Jordan Johnson; great aunt, Mildred Johns Ross; brother-in-law, Kerry Dykstrra.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Lone Oak Christian Church. A celebration of life service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Lone Oak Christian Church, under the direction of Dr. Robert Roberson and Dr. David Tysinger. Tad is to be placed in the columbarium at Emmanuel at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College, P.O. Box 550, Milligan College, TN 37682 or Lone Oak Christian Church Missionary Fund, 1914 Lone Oak Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.


Visitation: October 28, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lone Oak Christian Church
1914 Lone Oak Road
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

Celebration of Life: October 29, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lone Oak Christian Church
1914 Lone Oak Road
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Tad LeVern Johnson 's name.

Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College

P. O. Box 550
Milligan College, TN

Lone Oak Christian Church

1914 Lone Oak Road
Johnson City, TN

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  1. Ron Marvel says:

    Prayers for his family

  2. Bob Roberson says:

    Tad was a dear friend and a godly man. My prayers for his family and for the Lone Oak Christian Church congregation.

  3. Kathy Parham says:

    Kimberly, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for comfort during this difficult time.
    Kathy Parham

  4. Debbie Story says:

    My condolences to all.

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