Elder F. Clifton Johnson obit

Elder F. Clifton Johnson, age 85, of College Grove, Tennessee passed away Oct. 16, 2021, at his residence. Clifton was born in Williamson County to the late Haywood and Mary Vandiver Johnson. He was a farmer, carpet installer, and minister. Clifton was an elder and pastor at the Leiper’s Fork Primitive Baptist Church where he had served faithfully for over 30 years, and he will be greatly missed.  

Clifton also served in the US Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany during that time. 

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Horace and Clayton Johnson; sisters, Rosa Lee Stephens and Jennie Schroeder; grandson, Christopher Samuel Moore Reid. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lula Mae Russell Johnson of College Grove, Tennessee; sons, Gary (Martha) Moore of Franklin, Tennessee , Donnie (Regina) Moore of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter, Donna (Rick) Rice of Simpsonville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Stacie Moore (Landon) Cammilleri, Mona El-Malah, Tarek (Katharina) El-Malah, Cali Moore (Matt) Harrington, Kayla Moore, Chelsie Moore (Lee) Claibourne; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise (Milton) Aldridge of Midland, Virginia, Willa Sager of Lebanon, Tennessee, Eunice (Max) Twiggs of Blackfoot, Idaho. 

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Travis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Hollow Family Cemetery with Military Honors. 

Visitation hours will be 9 a.m. to noon on Friday with the service to follow at noon. 

Active pallbearers are Michael Sager, Timothy Sager, Horace Tyler Johnson, Tarek El-Malah, Larry Stephens, Matthew Harrington and Landon Cammilleri. 

All of Elder Clifton’s Church Family will serve as honorary pallbearers. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Leiper’s Fork Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Matt Ford P.O. Box 293, College Grove, TN 37046 

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home 3009 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064   615-794-2289 Williamsonmemorial.com