Theron Ray "Gerry" Johnson

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Theron Ray "Gerry" Johnson was born in Craig, Colorado on October 22, 1946. He served in the Air Force for 26 years, including two tours in Vietnam and one tour in Thailand. He retired in Atlanta, GA in 1989 and put down roots in Marietta. He went on to work as an air traffic controller at several local airports, and when he was unable to continue, he worked in the field of FAA flight procedures until his death. He loved his family and friends, his dogs, old westerns, Alabama football, and aviation. He will be remembered for his kindness, willingness to help people, and his wicked sense of humor. 

Gerry is survived by his wife, Terri, his children, Kris, Kim, and Tracy, and all of his grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Gerry's memory to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. 

12 Comments To "Theron Ray "Gerry" Johnson"

Greg Mills On Sep 02 2019 at 3pm
Gerry was one of a few people that sat with me while I lay very ill in the hospital. Even then he showed that “wicked sense of humor”, always keeping me on my toes. He loved to laugh and joke but you always knew where he stood on issues and how important Terri was to him, she was in every conversation he had. Even after moving back to Oklahoma we chatted from time to time, my favorite was getting him going on “Bama” football!!! One of the truly good people this world was blessed with, you will be missed, love you buddy!!! Reply to this comment
Cesar Perez On Aug 31 2019 at 5pm
I will miss you my friend, rest now... Reply to this comment
Dianne Dawkins On Aug 31 2019 at 5pm
I met Gerry and Terri as their veterinarian for all of their sweet little dogs! We always had the best visits because he was funny and we both loved their little dogs. I am a Bulldawg fan and he loved the Crimson Tide! Such a great rivalry- even more now. We both loved college football so much and even had a few bets, as I recall. You will be missed, Gerry! I know you will still root for your Tide from heaven! Reply to this comment
Darin Clipper On Aug 29 2019 at 9am
I met Gerry through Terri and later helped him get settled in his un-retirement when he went to work for Lockheed Martin to help assist the FAA Flight Procedures Team. I remember him as a kind, honest and loving man who was sharp as a tack. Gerry was a man worth looking up to no matter what your age or stature in life. Last words I said to him is to remember that God loves him even when he may think He might not. It was an honor knowing you....fair winds and following seas shipmate. Reply to this comment
Russell Rhoades On Aug 28 2019 at 9am
Goodby Gerro. I'll miss your sense of humor the most. You were that "where do we bury the body" kind of friend who inspired great loyalty and kinship. I've lost a brother from another mother. So long "Tango Juliet" Roll Tide! Reply to this comment
Wendy Hollandsworth On Aug 28 2019 at 9am
Theron wished me a happy birthday just a few days ago. He was so thoughtful and kind. All his beautiful dogs will miss him terribly too. RIP. Soar in the Heavens. Xx Reply to this comment
Allan Young On Aug 28 2019 at 9am
I was saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. I hadn't talked to him in five years since I left Georgia. About two weeks ago, I decided to contact him. We spoke about his family and his doggies... and he sadly told me about his condition. Sorry for your loss Terri, sleep peacefully Gerry. Reply to this comment
Vince Oviedo On Aug 27 2019 at 9pm
TJ, you will always be remembered for the kind, happy go lucky man that you are. The times we had together at LZU can never be erased. Almost stripping down to our underwear to work traffic when the air conditioning broke down. Judging the pilots landing, and calling traffic on birds as a "frock of grease". Calm winds and smooth seas my friend. Love you..... Reply to this comment
Michael Dean On Aug 27 2019 at 9pm
Gerry, You know I've told many that you made it possible for me to continue my post military career in aviation and to work in the FAA. I am forever grateful for your leadership, your friendship and your kindness. Rest well friend....you are missed! Reply to this comment
Paula Watson On Aug 27 2019 at 9pm
Terri, I was so sorry to hear about Gerry. You two were always so sweet to me and always had a smile. I know you miss him terribly. May he Rest In Peace. Reply to this comment
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