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Gordon Columbus Johns, Jr.

July 24, 1942 — February 11, 2018

Gordon Columbus Johns, Jr., 75 of Waycross, passed away Sunday (February 11, 2018) at Harborview Nursing Home, in Blackshear, GA., following an extended illness.

Born in Nahunta, GA., his parents were Gordon Columbus Johns, Sr. and Ruth Hattie Arnold Johns. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Janise Johns Hickox; and a sister, Gertrude Hodges.

Gordon enjoyed fishing, walking in the park, eating at Jerry J’s, joking, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Gordon Scott Johns (Angela), of Edgefield, SC; 2 Daughters and a son-in-law, April Hickman (Johnathan), of Waycross, and Sherrie Johns, also of Waycross; 11 grandchildren, Joni Blair Woodard, Scarlett Rebekah Woodard, Virginia Clever, Ashley Varnadore, Brittany Widen, Roseanna Johns, Todd Johns, Ashley Lawrence, Derek Moore, Lee Parr, and Heather Parr Williams; 14 great grandchildren, Landon McReynolds, William McReynolds, Rylan Moore, Cason Moore, Dylan Widen, Tristen Widen, Savannah Varnadore, Olivia Varnadore, Madison Varnadore, Landen Clever, Aurella Clever, Scarlette Clever, Kamry Williams, and Haley Williams; brother and sister-in-law, Herman Johns (Bonnie), of Middleburg, FL.; 2 sisters, Amelia Cook, of Nahunta, and Tavares Tatum, of Hoboken. Also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening (February 14, 2018) from 6PM-9PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday afternoon (February 15, 2018) at 1PM at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating.

Burial will follow in Bachlott Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.D. Hickman, Dereck Chambless, Steven Chambless, Tyler Chambless, Hunter Drawdy, and Toby Lane.

Family will be receiving friends at the residence of Sherrie Johns; 323 Greentree Rd. Apt. C, Waycross, GA.

Family and pallbearers are asked to meet at the Funeral Home Thursday by 12:30PM.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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