Jo Nell Johnson, age 90, passed away June 25, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born to Ovie & Roxy Duncan on November 6, 1932.
Jo Nell was a graduate of Sunbright High School and Tennessee Technological University. She was a teacher in the Morgan County School System for three years. She co-owned and operated Mutual Loan & Thrift Corporation of Sunbright for 32 years until her retirement in 1998. She served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Tennessee Independent Finance Association for several years and also served a term as President. Jo Nell was an active member of First Baptist Church of Sunbright where she served as the Church Clerk and Treasurer for many years.
She enjoyed reading, traveling the country with her husband in their RV, and spending time with her family.
Jo Nell is preceded in death by her parents, O.C. and Roxy Duncan, brother and sister-in-law, Larry and JoAnne Duncan, brother-in-law, Morris Johnson and sister-in-law, Fay Clifton.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Y.T. Johnson, son and his wife, Steve and Jerri Johnson, daughter, Kim Halpin, and granddaughters, McKenzie Halpin and Brittany Johnson.
The family will receive friends Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Sunbright First Baptist Church from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the funeral to follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Hammonds officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunbright Cemetery.
Pallbears: David Starr, Rick Ryon, Barry Daniel, Ron Davis, Ed Davis and Mike Brown.
Honorary Pallbears: Wendell Hayes and Gary Petrey.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Sunbright First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Sunbright, TN 37872.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jo Nell Johnson.