May 10, 1956 - June 23, 2016
“I fought the good fight. I kept the Faith. Amazing Grace has won the race. Swing wide the gates, I’m coming home.” Big Stone Gap, VA Clinton S. “Steve” Johnson, 60, affectionately known as “Papaw” to many, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a coal miner and truck driver. Steve was a member of the Holiness Church of God in Jesus Name in Big Stone Gap. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Minnie Hobbs; his stepdad, Marvin Neeley; and his father-in-law, Randolph Shelton. Surviving are his wife of almost 40 years, Penny Johnson; daughters, Misty (Jackie) Fraley of Elizabethton, TN, and Margo Johnson and fiancé, Jamie Jessee of Appalachia, VA; son, Clinton Johnson of the home; three grandkids, Colby Foley and Alvis Jack “A. J.” Fraley of Elizabethton, TN, and Chelse Bear of Appalachia, VA; mother, Virginia Neeley of Big Stone Gap; sisters, Angela Blanken and Teresa Necessary; mother-in-law, Ruby Shelton of Kingsport, TN; several brothers-in-law and several sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Tom Renfro, South-West Virginia Cancer Center, and Hospice & Palliative Care of South-West Virginia. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. Military rites, by the VA National Guard Honors Team and local V.F.W. and D.A.V. posts, will be conducted at 3 p.m. The funeral service will follow with Pastor Ricky Oakes officiating. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving Mr. Johnson’s family.
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