Ferris Guy Johnson, Jr.
Hawthorne – was born September 12th, 1936 in Hawthorne, Florida, he died December 23rd, 2021 at home in Hawthorne, Florida after a lengthy illness. Ferris was preceded in death by his Wife , Juanita ‘Nita’ Johnson. He is survived by their daughter, Kathy, son David and three grandchildren, Tad, Tia & Tyler, and his younger brother Larry Johnson. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Ferris, Jr. worked at the University of Florida as a computer systems analyst for the IFAS department until his retirement. He was also heavily involved with the First United Methodist Church in Hawthorne, serving as the Organist, Pianist and Choir Director for roughly 65 years, only having to stop due to health issues. He was also involved with the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire department for many years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
A gathering of friends will be held at Milam Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 6th, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday the 8th of January at the First United Methodist Church of Hawthorne; 21930 SE 67th Place, Hawthorne, FL 32640. Arrangements are in the care of Milam Funeral & Cremation Services 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, Fl 32601 (352) 376-5361.