Pastor Ron Johnson

November 18, 1971 – September 3, 2021

Pastor Ronald “Ron” Wayne Johnson, Jr., age 49, of Rock Spring, GA, went home to be with The Lord Friday – September 3, 2021. He is was born in LaFayette, Georgia and was a lifelong resident of Northwest Georgia. He was a graduate of Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School – Class of 1990. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Desert Storm and the Gulf War. He was the owner and operator of Johnson’s Auto Repair and Cain’s Wrecker Service in Rock Spring, Georgia. He enjoyed working and restoring classic cars and street rods. He enjoyed flying RC airplanes, fishing, porch building, admiring Christmas lights and most of all spending time with his family. Ron’s passion was preaching The Love of Jesus to anyone that would listen. He was the current Pastor of Lake Howard Baptist Church, where he loved his congregation. He is preceded in death by his father: Ronald Wayne Johnson, Sr. He is survived by his wife: Kristi DeLena York Johnson of Rock Spring, their children: Ronald “Ronnie” (Taylor) Wayne Johnson III of Rock Spring, GA, Katie Johnson of Collinsville, AL, Rick (Jess) Blaylock of Ringgold, GA, Roman, Ryan and Rudy Johnson all of Rock Spring, GA, mother: Pamela Arnold, grandmother: Dottie Arnold, sister: Roxanne Bolton, GA, brother: Scott Johnson all of Chickamauga, GA, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday at Lake Howard Baptist Church from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 pm – Sunday – September 5, 2021 with Brother: Chris Lewis and Reverend: Gary Wilkinson officiating. Due to the pandemic, the service will be held outside and the family request people attending to bring a lawn chair and to social distance. Ron’s customers and friends who have classic cars and street rods are encouraged to drive their cars to the service. Burial will be in Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery with a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made towards funeral expenses. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. Online guestbook at

Viewing Location: Lake Howard Baptist Church - 1528 Lake Howard Road - LaFayette, Georgia 30728
Service Location: Lake Howard Baptist Church - 1528 Lake Howard Road - LaFayette, Georgia 30728


  • Aaron Perry Posted September 3, 2021 6:18 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a amazing guy with a huge forgiving heart. I am so thankful for the brief amount of time I had with your family.

  • Lance and Keisha Bates Posted September 3, 2021 6:33 PM

    Ron will truly be missed. We loved talking about our hot rods. Love and prayer for the family

  • Jennifer Bussell Daley Posted September 3, 2021 9:15 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers as you take time to heal from your loss

  • Kathy and Wade Bates Posted September 4, 2021 3:25 PM

    Ron was truly an honest man. It was worth the drive knowing he was taking care of your car. I have thought of the family all day. Going to miss Ron. A loss to so many.

  • Garvin and Sue Skates Posted September 4, 2021 7:12 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to your family.

  • Rosemary Sloan Posted September 4, 2021 7:30 PM

    What a wonderful man. This world was blessed to have him here with us for a short time. Heaven has an angel back home now. Mr. Johnson will be greatly missed. Love to all his family.

  • Terry Thompson Posted September 5, 2021 7:53 AM

    Kristi, I am truly sorry for your loss, and our loss. Ron will be missed by the whole community. My favorite memory is with him sitting on my back porch swing. He wondered if it would hold both of us up. It did! You and the family are in my prayers.

  • George & Bobbie Kinsey Posted September 5, 2021 3:37 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have been praying for you and your family. Bro. Ron will be missed.

  • Jason Yauman and Family Posted September 5, 2021 5:15 PM

    May our Heavenly Father be with the family in your time of need! We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all. Prayers

  • Marlin Johnson Posted September 6, 2021 2:42 PM

    So sorry to hear about Rons passing, I pray that the Lord will comfort your hearts at this time and give you the peace that passes all understanding!!

  • Michelle Snyder Posted September 7, 2021 9:35 AM

    I am so saddened by the news of Mr. Ron’s passing Heaven gained a very kind man. Praying for your family.

  • T.A. Powell, Sr. Posted September 7, 2021 10:09 AM

    Ron was a tremendous blessing to all of us in Suffolk Virginia when he was in the Navy. We loved him and shared a common faith of loving the Lord Jesus Christ. He impacted my life while I was his pastor. Praying for his sweet family. T. A. Powell, Lynchburg, Virginia.

  • Jo Ann Putnam Posted September 8, 2021 3:00 AM

    I recently met the Johnson family at Yellow Creek Falls Campground. I have a camper there also. I very sorry in the loss of a son, brother, husband, and father. The family was very kind to me when we all were there enjoying the lake. You are in my prayers for God to comfort you now, and in the days to come. Sincerely, Jo Ann Putnam

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