Rick Johnson

Hamilton County

Sr.Rickey "Rick" L. Johnson Sr., 53, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.Rickey was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and owned and operated a Commercial Painting Co. He also owned and operated several rental and storage properties in the Chattanooga area. Rickey was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed his favorite hobby of collecting Lamborghinis and "M&M" memorabilia.He was preceded in death by his parents, Barbara "Bob" Jean and Charles Willis Johnson; brother, Joel Douglas Johnson.Rickey is survived by his wife, Amber Lea Johnson and their two children, Kailee Alexis Johnson and Rickey L. Johnson Jr.; children, Leigh Ann (Derrick) Posey, Jennifer Brooke (Shawn) Roberts, Caela Lynn Johnson, Keili Nikol Johnson and Kyler Douglas Johnson; seven grandchildren; brothers, Chuck (Margaret) Johnson and Ronnie Johnson; several nieces and nephews.The family would like to thank the following nurses, Mina and Betty and all of his friends and family for the love and care given to him during his sickness.The family will receive friends from noon until 9 p.m. today and noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the North Chapel.Services for Rick will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the North Chapel with Rev. Jerry Yother officiating.Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, it was Rick and Ambers request that memorial contributions be made to the Lanas Love Foundation, P. O. Box 71886, Chattanooga, TN 37407.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

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