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In Memory of

Michael Joseph Johnson

September 6, 1946 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Michael Joseph Johnson, age 70, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and attended West Haven Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Vietnam War. Mike had an illustrious career in radio broadcasting. He started off as a radio announcer with WKXV radio and worked at WNOX and eighteen stations throughout the Knoxville area. He became an announcer for Maryville College, the Knoxville Smokies, the Lady Gators in Florida, and retired from WELE in Daytona...

Michael Joseph Johnson, age 70, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and attended West Haven Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Vietnam War. Mike had an illustrious career in radio broadcasting. He started off as a radio announcer with WKXV radio and worked at WNOX and eighteen stations throughout the Knoxville area. He became an announcer for Maryville College, the Knoxville Smokies, the Lady Gators in Florida, and retired from WELE in Daytona Beach, Florida where he was the main broadcaster for Bethune-Cookman College. He announced many high school football games in the Knoxville area. He worked in the press box at the University of Tennessee basketball games answering the phone for the Associated Press. Mike was an avid fan of the Lady Vols. Mike is preceeded in death by his parents Ira O. Johnson, Jr. and Darless Lane Johnson; brother, Ira O. Johnson III; grandparents, and uncles and aunts. Mike is survived by his brothers, Luke (Isabelle) and Melvin (Mary) Johnson; nieces and nephews Melinda, Melanie, Mel, and Kevin; several great-nieces and nephews; and cousins Doug, Diane, Danny, Andy, and Deborah and spouses; and many other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm. Family and friends will proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery following the funeral service for the interment. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com