Billy J. “Jackie” Johns

Published 12:56 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Mr. Billy J. “Jackie” Johns, 83, a longtime resident of Troy, Alabama, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. A graveside service for Mr. Johns was held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, in Darien Cemetery with Brother Stae Sanders officiating and Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Johns proudly served his country with the Army National Guard for 42 years, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. Mr. Johns also worked as the personal security guard for Mr. Wiley Sanders of Wiley Sanders Trucking for numerous years before he retired. He was well-known for his love of the outdoors. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be sorely missed by all those he leaves behind.

Mr. Johns was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Mamie Garner Johns; four siblings, Mary Grace Johns, Louie Johns, Tab Johns, and Margaret Reeves; sister-in-law, Geraldine Johns; and brother-in-law, Tommy Cowles.

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He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Judy Sexton Johns; their three children, Billy J. (Carllene) Johns Jr, Renae (Michael) Domizio, and Michael “Bo” (Marci) Johns; four grandchildren, Joni L. Johns, Joseph Domizio, Andrea (Allen) Maness, and Ella G. Johns; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Sam Maness; ten siblings, Frances (Doug) Messick, Ann Cowles, Lynn (Johnny) Tillery, Pat (James) Harrelson, Debra (William) Arthur, Connie (Jeff) Keithley, Pete (Corinne) Johns, Roy Johns, Danny Ray Johns, and Scott (Kathy) Johns; two sisters-in-law, Faye Johns and Cornelia Johns; brother-in-law, James Reeves; and a hos