BLACKSHEAR — Mr. Travis Olen Johnson, 75 of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following an extended illness. Born May 16, 1944, in Patterson, he was a son of the late Elder Willie Ben and Letha Juanita Manning Johnson.
A lifelong resident of Pierce County, Johnson was retired as a foreman with Georgia-Florida Agriculture. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, Johnson was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Janet Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jannie Thornton Johnson of Blackshear; three children, Pam Boyett (husband Joseph) of Patterson, Donis Olen Johnson of Blackshear, and Anthony Johnson (wife Jennifer) of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Tesha Alexander (husband Christopher) of Fitzgerald, Nicholas Johnson, Carter Johnson, Kayla Johnson, and Cooper Johnson, all of Blackshear, Victoria Johnson of Wayne County, and Donna Sellers (husband Hunter) of Brantley County; four great-grandchildren who loved their “GP”, Zachary, Ava Johanna, Jonathan, Isabella Alexander, all of Fitzgerald; his sister, Eunice Douberly of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service was held Friday afternoon, March 6 in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial followed in the New Home Cemetery in Offerman. Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.