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Murrell Johnson

ROCKY HILL – Murrell Johnson, age 77, departed this life on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at TriStar Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN. The Barren County native was born on October 6, 1945, to the late Jimmy Lawrence and Grace Hope Johnson. He was married to Judy Carol Johnson, until they were parted by her death on July 5, 2015.

Murrell was self-employed, and owned and operated Murrell Johnson Construction for many years. He was an avid horseback rider, and was a member of Cedar Springs Community Church.

He leaves to honor his memory— three children, Dewayne Johnson (Alicia) of Naples, FL, Cherie Howard (Roy) of Glasgow, and Nicholas Johnson (Megan) of Cincinnati, OH; five grandchildren, Dylan Howard (Amelia), Ariana Whitt (Tanner), Dymie Carroll (Hunter), Ashton Johnson, and Aiden Johnson; great-grandchild,, Ty Carroll and his twin sister, Murlene McCoy.

Murrell was preceded in death by his siblings, Elizabeth Williams, Andrew Johnson, Charles Johnson, Ailene Beck, Marie Gregory, Frances “Bunny” Kemble, and Maurice Johnson.

Interment will be in Lambert Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to: Brett Boyer Foundation, 129 Bluebell Way, Franklin, TN  37064.

VISITATION: 3-7 PM, Saturday, September 16, 2023, and 10AM-1:30, Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Cedar Springs Community Church

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  1. Mary Lou Duvall on September 16, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve been around Murrell and Judy many years and have ridden on many trail rides with Murrell and he was always kind to me. Always had a smile and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family and talked about them often. Condolences to his family that he loved so much. He also spoke of being saved and ready to see the Lord when He called.

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