OBITUARY: Tommy Johnson

Tommy Johnson

James Thomas “Tommy” Johnson, age 72, of Nashville passed away on October 2, 2021.

Tommy was a choral music teacher for Metro Nashville Public School for 30 years. During that time he also served as minister of music at Una Baptist church. After retirement, Tommy and Pat served as house parents for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (Brentwood campus) for 10 years. He loved supporting his 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and great-grandson in everything they did. Tommy loved all things musical and some of his favorite hobbies included playing the piano, fishing, and watching all sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Cora Johnson; and daughter, Melissa Perkins.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Pat Johnson; sister, Paula Dygert (Ed); children, Tim Johnson, Tosha Haynes (Mike), Jeff Johnson (Janet), James Johnson, Josh Johnson, and Amanda Johnson; grandchildren, Nikko, Christian, Kenzie, Abigail, Christopher, Taryn, Kaelin, Jordan, Turner, Jase, Shelbi, Kobe, Landon, Charli-Anne, and Eli; great-grandson, Gunner; numerous nieces and nephews and many other family members.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 9th at 11:00 am at Green Hill Church13251 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. The visitation will be held on Friday, October 8th from 4-8 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet and on Saturday, October 9th at Green Hill Church from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to: TN Baptist Children’s Home at

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,


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