Obit-Johns, Richard Heath

Mr. Richard Heath Johns, 45, died Feb. 15, 2021, at STRHS Pulaski.

Mr. Johns was born Jan. 1, 1976, in Lawrenceburg, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son who always put his family first. He had a passion for deer and turkey hunting and lived for the outdoors. He loved golf and his competitive side made him hard to beat. He was a Tennessee Vol for life. He is preceded in death by grandfather Gordon Barksdale and father-in-law Bill Thornton.

Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Lawrenceburg Memorial Gardens with Nick King officiating.

Survivors include wife Leigh Thornton Johns of Pulaski; daughters, Madison Alexandria Johns of Florida, Cassidy Leigh Fairbanks of Alabama, Kelsey Grace Fairbanks Oxendine of Georgia; grandson Jacob Ashley Oxendine; parents, Johnny Roger and June Barksdale Johns of Ethridge; sister Heather Cox and husband Brent of Lawrenceburg; mother-in-law Wanda K. Thornton of Mississippi; grandmother Bobbie Barksdale Stinnett of Ethridge; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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