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Celebrating the life of
Julius "Joey" William Johnson, Jr.
December 18, 1950 - October 31, 2017
Retired Master Firefighter-Savannah Fire Department
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 3:00pm - Monday, November 06, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. - Monday, November 06, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

My condolences to Joey's children and family, my heart aches for Them. Joey has been my friend since Myers Jr High, I will miss him. Lot's of memories with this wonderful guy!!! RIP Joey! You will now be with your Mom, sisters, brother and Bill.

Lynn Gillespie , Winter Haven, Florida ,

My condolences to Joey's children and family, my heart aches for Them. Joey has been my friend since Myers Jr High, I will miss him. Lot's of memories with this wonderful guy!!! RIP Joey! You will now be with your Mom, sisters, brother and Bill.

Lynn Gillespie , Winter Haven, Florida ,

Joey was fun to be around and could make you laugh was full of life.He will be missed by family and friends ,fire department,where I knew him,To the family very sorry but thing will work out, he loved you deeply

Eddie Galletta, Guyton, GA

to the family of Mr Johnson I am sorry for your loss to lose a love one is so hard ,but there is hope of seeing them again in the resurrection we know this because our God Jehovah promised this to mankind.please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family strength and hope again I am sorry for your loss,my condolences to the family.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

To the family let me say joey did it his way, it makes me proud to have known joey ,he was truly a nice guy.and the stories we tell of him ,may god bless the family

Robert &brenda Simpson , Tybee island, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with Joey's family. Joey was a sweetheart! I lknow him, Hamp, and Flash are laughing and sharing memories together in heaven! May God wrap His loving arms around the whole family during this time! Joey will be missed not only by his family but his neighbors!

Gail Gordon, Ellabell, Ga.

Joey is smiling and laughing. He feared nothing and as a fellow firefighter and friend we would share story after story. The best stories were how proud he was of his daughters. Missed he will definitely be but he wouldn't want us to worry but to make us laugh. Joey was truly unique and one of a kind that the mold was broke when he was born. He will truly be missed. Rest In Peace . We will be praying for the family.

Dennis Cook , Ellabell , Ga

My friend you will truly be missed. To the family I will keep you in my prayers. It was a privilege to know your father. Battalion chief Stanley J. Mosley

Stanley Mosley, Savannah , Ga.

I was not expecting this. Joey and I spoke on the phone once a week. I just talked to him on Thursday. I can't believe we will not ever talk again. I will miss my friend. Sorry for his children's loss. Sad time.Just know he is still looking out for his kids.

Allen Harkins, Summerville, SC

Joey always made me laugh. Ever the pranksters. He was very proud of his girls and loved them very much. I will miss him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Jane Mace, Savannah , Ga

My deepest sympathies to Joey's family. I was so surprised to learn of his passing. It is comforting to think of the reunion with Gail and Baine. Rest in peace Joey; the world was a brighter place because of you. I pray for your comfort and peace, Barry!

Vicki Joyner, Savannah, Georgia,

My condolences to the Johnson Family on your loss. Please find comfort from Revelation 21:3,4. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

Remembering the good times when Baine, Gail and Joey were the life of the party. Miss them all so much. Keeping the family in my prayers. Here’s a hug for you Barry.

BarbaraBerger , Tybee Island , Ga

Prayers for the Johnsons, Joey will be missed... Always smiling.

LeAnne Jones Consos, Savannah, Ga

Joey was a character both funny and aggravating... mostly he was a great friend! I will miss him much. Tonia

Tonia Snelling, Pooler, GA

He was very special to me, known him since Jr High. Some of my best memories were times with Joey! So very sad. My heart and prayers are with his family

Deborah Brabham Howad, Hilton Head Is,, SC

Heather and Ashley, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. What an unimaginable loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time.

Rachel & Russell Youngblood, Statesboro, Ga

Sorry for your loss! Joey was very special to me like another Dad and I will miss his great sense of humor and his laugh. Prayers for all of you girls and your families! Love, Alli

Alli Harkins Malliton, Denver, Co

Ashley, Aunt Jo, Aunt Lanie & Kathy & family, We are so broken-hearted and in still in shell shock. There are no words that can ease your pain right now. Just surround yourselves with each other and be strong for Joey, I know that is what he would want you to do. He was the life of any family gathering we had and we will miss him so much. We are here for you all anytime, day or night our door is always open.

Debbie & Terry Ezell, Savannah, GA - Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Joey always had a special laugh that could brighten anyone's day. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you at this sad time. May you find comfort in the memories of his love for you all. God Bless you today and the days to come.

Johnny and Teresa Orvin, Richmond Hill, Ga

I have loved Joey Johnson since I was in the seventh grade. He has been a wonderful friend to me for over fifty years. He was one of a kind and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with all of you. His girls were his whole world and he loved each one of you dearly.

Susan Clay Howard, Savannah, GA

Julius “Joey” William Johnson, Jr., 66, passed away at his residence on Tuesday evening, October 31, 2017. Mr. Johnson was born to the late Julius Williams Johnson, Sr. and Elizabeth "Bet-Bet" Johnson on December 18, 1950. A resident of Savannah, he was a graduate of Savannah High School, served in the U.S. National Guard and retired from the Savannah Fire Department with over 30 years of service as a Master Firefighter. Joey was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dog Maggie; but most of all loved his family and his three daughters who were his whole life.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Baine Weber and Gail Woods.

Survivors include three daughters, Lanie Johnson of Savannah, Ashley Johnson Ezell and her husband Terry, Joey Heather Phillips and her husband Kent and their mother, Kathy Powell all of Savannah; grandson, Tanner Ezell of Savannah and brother, Barry Johnson of Savannah.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.

 

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My condolences to Joey's children and family, my heart aches for Them. Joey has been my friend since Myers Jr High, I will miss him. Lot's of memories with this wonderful guy!!! RIP Joey! You will now be with your Mom, sisters, brother and Bill.

Lynn Gillespie , Winter Haven, Florida ,

My condolences to Joey's children and family, my heart aches for Them. Joey has been my friend since Myers Jr High, I will miss him. Lot's of memories with this wonderful guy!!! RIP Joey! You will now be with your Mom, sisters, brother and Bill.

Lynn Gillespie , Winter Haven, Florida ,

Joey was fun to be around and could make you laugh was full of life.He will be missed by family and friends ,fire department,where I knew him,To the family very sorry but thing will work out, he loved you deeply

Eddie Galletta, Guyton, GA

to the family of Mr Johnson I am sorry for your loss to lose a love one is so hard ,but there is hope of seeing them again in the resurrection we know this because our God Jehovah promised this to mankind.please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family strength and hope again I am sorry for your loss,my condolences to the family.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

To the family let me say joey did it his way, it makes me proud to have known joey ,he was truly a nice guy.and the stories we tell of him ,may god bless the family

Robert &brenda Simpson , Tybee island, Ga

My thoughts and prayers are with Joey's family. Joey was a sweetheart! I lknow him, Hamp, and Flash are laughing and sharing memories together in heaven! May God wrap His loving arms around the whole family during this time! Joey will be missed not only by his family but his neighbors!

Gail Gordon, Ellabell, Ga.

Joey is smiling and laughing. He feared nothing and as a fellow firefighter and friend we would share story after story. The best stories were how proud he was of his daughters. Missed he will definitely be but he wouldn't want us to worry but to make us laugh. Joey was truly unique and one of a kind that the mold was broke when he was born. He will truly be missed. Rest In Peace . We will be praying for the family.

Dennis Cook , Ellabell , Ga

My friend you will truly be missed. To the family I will keep you in my prayers. It was a privilege to know your father. Battalion chief Stanley J. Mosley

Stanley Mosley, Savannah , Ga.

I was not expecting this. Joey and I spoke on the phone once a week. I just talked to him on Thursday. I can't believe we will not ever talk again. I will miss my friend. Sorry for his children's loss. Sad time.Just know he is still looking out for his kids.

Allen Harkins, Summerville, SC

Joey always made me laugh. Ever the pranksters. He was very proud of his girls and loved them very much. I will miss him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Jane Mace, Savannah , Ga

My deepest sympathies to Joey's family. I was so surprised to learn of his passing. It is comforting to think of the reunion with Gail and Baine. Rest in peace Joey; the world was a brighter place because of you. I pray for your comfort and peace, Barry!

Vicki Joyner, Savannah, Georgia,

My condolences to the Johnson Family on your loss. Please find comfort from Revelation 21:3,4. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, , GA

Remembering the good times when Baine, Gail and Joey were the life of the party. Miss them all so much. Keeping the family in my prayers. Here’s a hug for you Barry.

BarbaraBerger , Tybee Island , Ga

Prayers for the Johnsons, Joey will be missed... Always smiling.

LeAnne Jones Consos, Savannah, Ga

Joey was a character both funny and aggravating... mostly he was a great friend! I will miss him much. Tonia

Tonia Snelling, Pooler, GA

He was very special to me, known him since Jr High. Some of my best memories were times with Joey! So very sad. My heart and prayers are with his family

Deborah Brabham Howad, Hilton Head Is,, SC

Heather and Ashley, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. What an unimaginable loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time.

Rachel & Russell Youngblood, Statesboro, Ga

Sorry for your loss! Joey was very special to me like another Dad and I will miss his great sense of humor and his laugh. Prayers for all of you girls and your families! Love, Alli

Alli Harkins Malliton, Denver, Co

Ashley, Aunt Jo, Aunt Lanie & Kathy & family, We are so broken-hearted and in still in shell shock. There are no words that can ease your pain right now. Just surround yourselves with each other and be strong for Joey, I know that is what he would want you to do. He was the life of any family gathering we had and we will miss him so much. We are here for you all anytime, day or night our door is always open.

Debbie & Terry Ezell, Savannah, GA - Georgia

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw.org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. Joey always had a special laugh that could brighten anyone's day. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you at this sad time. May you find comfort in the memories of his love for you all. God Bless you today and the days to come.

Johnny and Teresa Orvin, Richmond Hill, Ga

I have loved Joey Johnson since I was in the seventh grade. He has been a wonderful friend to me for over fifty years. He was one of a kind and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with all of you. His girls were his whole world and he loved each one of you dearly.

Susan Clay Howard, Savannah, GA

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