George Terry Johnson

June 20, 1941 – February 10, 2024

George was born in Jasper, Alabama on June 20, 1941, to Kathryn Butler Johnson and Leon Johnson. He was a graduate of the Walker High School Class of 1959. George attended Howard College (Samford University) and graduated in 1963 from the College of Pharmacy.

George was an Alabaster resident for over 60 years. During his tenure as a pharmacist at Nash’s, Big B, Tumlin’s, Rite Aid and others, he served his community and impacted the lives and wellbeing of his customers. As a retiree, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels where he continued to have a positive impact on his community.

George loved to walk! After retirement, he could be seen walking the track at Buck Creek, or when the weather didn’t permit him to be outside, at the Riverchase Galleria or the local Walmart. George was an avid reader who read through the entire Bible more than once. He also enjoyed music, movies and sports. George loved the Crimson Tide, as demonstrated by his extensive Alabama wardrobe! He was also a lifetime Dallas Cowboys fan.

George was a long-time member of Westwood Baptist Church where he enjoyed meeting and socializing with the members of his Sunday School class.

For nearly five years, George was lovingly cared for by the kind and attentive staff at Briar Glen Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. While there, the staff fell in love with the man who continually walked the halls! George passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2024, after an extended battle with cancer.

George was proceeded in death by his parents and brother, Gene (Buddy) Johnson. He is survived by his sister, Becky Mickis, and brother, Bobby Johnson, whom he loved dearly. George is also survived by his three children, Terry Johnson (Shannon), Cathy Richardson (Rob) and Caroline Daniels (Stephen); 12 grandchildren, Ryan Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Kelsey Spinks, AJ Richardson, Adam Richardson, Sarah Kathryn Boddie, Grace Richardson, Rebekah Lane, Caleb Daniels, Hudson Daniels, Julia Daniels and Evelyn Daniels; 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews who were like grandchildren to him. As a son, brother, father, uncle and grandaddy, George demonstrated his love by showing up and spending quality time with those who mattered the most to him. He was beloved by his family, and he loved them deeply in return. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery in Columbiana, Alabama.  

1 Comment

  1. Jeanne Callender on February 14, 2024 at 2:00 am

    Very sorry for your loss, Rob. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family.