Funeral services for Jacob “Pat” Johnson, 79, of Jackhorn, were held January 7 at Carty Funeral Home of Neon. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.
A son of the late Jacob Johnson, Sr. and Fran Simone Riddle Johnson, he was born in Etty. He died January 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Challie Johnson, William Danny Johnson, Scotty Johnson and Mike Johnson, and a nephew, Ora Shawn Johnson.
Mr. Johnson was a member of Neon Masonic Lodge #884 and the Neon American
Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired coal miner with more than 40 years of experience. He was also an self-employed business owner and enjoyed collecting coins, trading guns, cutting grass and riding four-wheelers.
Surviving are four nephews, Shane Johnson and wife Samantha of Neon, Jacob Shan Johnson of Seco, Chad Johnson of Bean Station, Tenn., and Michael Johnson of Tennessee; a niece, Jessica Shyann Duty and husband Chris of Neon; and two sisters-in-law, Deloris “PJib” Johnson of Neon and Charlene Johnson of Bean Station, Tenn.