James “Jimmy” Johnson, 84, of Orange, passed away Aug. 28, in Orange.
Born in Ava, Mo., Jimmy was the son of Horace Eugene Johnson, Sr. and Delpha Margaret (Barnes) Johnson. He spent time fixing bicycles for the Blue Santa at Christmas, where they referred to him as “The Bicycle Man”. He was a member of a rescue squad that helped stranded boaters and missing people. They called him “Mr. Toothless.” Jimmy was also known as the “Lawnmower Man”, as he repaired lawnmowers. Jimmy had a great sense of humor and was a loving husband.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, James E. Johnson, Jr. and Danny Lee Johnson; three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Patsy J. Johnson; children, Jeannie Louise Hunley and Paul Adam Johnson and wife Janet; son-in-law, Larry Hunley; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and sisters, Mary Ann Stanley and Sue Bellette.