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Born in Oak Ridge, TN on Aug. 14, 1950
Departed on Nov. 11, 2008 and resided in Oak Ridge, TN.
Visitation: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
2:00 pm
Cemetery: Oak Ridge Memorial Park
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Johnny Earl Golden, of Oak Ridge, passed away, Tuesday, November 11, 2008. Johnny was born August 14, 1950, in Oak Ridge, TN to the late Willie B. Golden and Martha Golden. Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Willie B. Golden.
Johnny was a "stand-out" basketball player at the Oak Ridge high school. He was Captain of his 1968 team. He received a basketball scholarship to York Jr. College in York, Nebraska. He received an Associate degree from York in 1970 as well as a Bachelor degree from Knoxville College, Knoxville, TN in 1972. He was an outstanding basketball player at both schools.
Johnny became a member of the Oak Valley Baptist Church in 1967. He spent many hours reading the Bible, the Daily Bread and the Word for Today. Johnny was also committed to physical fitness. He had an extensive collection of books on dieting and physical fitness. His favorite pass time was supporting his nephew Chavez Golden at Baseball and Karate tournaments.
Johnny was deeply committed to his family. This family is left to cherish his memories: Mother, Martha Golden of Oak Ridge; Brother: Willie (Alma) Golden Jr. of Oak Ridge; Sisters: Patricia (Rev. Henry) Cleveland and Lavonne D. Golden of Oak Ridge. Nephews: Derrick (Dr. Tammalyn) Golden of Holly Springs, NC; Rev. Michael H. Cleveland and Chavez D. Golden of Oak Ridge. Great Nephews: Thomas C. and Christian S. Golden of Holly Springs, NC. Great nieces: Delaney D. Golden of Holly Springs, NC, Lindsey and Makinzee Cleveland. Uncles: Lindsey Dowdell, of Oak Ridge, Rev. Leamon Dowdell of New York, George Dowdell of Ohio and Eddie B. Golden of Clinton, TN. Aunts: Mary Threat, Willie P. (Willie) Faison and Emma Lou Sutton of Oak Ridge.
Cherishing his memories also will be his devoted friends: Terri Felde, Janice Greer, Dr. John Soldano and Rick Hall from his place of employment. In addition, there are his devoted care givers: Chad Fuller and Shannon Lively as well as many other friends, relatives, and special cousins.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 12:30 – 2pm at Oak Valley Baptist Church. The funeral is 2:00pm at the church with Rev. Hardil Thomas officiating and Rev. Henry Cleveland and Rev. Michael Cleveland assisting. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family asks that memorials be made to the Building Fund of Oak Valley Baptist Church, 199 Hampton Rd., Oak Ridge. TN 37830. Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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