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“You will be greatly misssed Jimmy. Thanks for the fishing tips you offered me. RIP Ralph Celedon ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Ralph Celedon - TX

“This hurt me qso much even though i did not know him because it touched my heart deeply as a result of this happening to my nephew ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Tracey wright - Natchez, MS

“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to you and your family. Very very sad. ”
3 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie Dobbins - Greenacres , WA

“Having met you only a couple times and fishing some of the same tournaments I knew you were a great person, and your unexpected passing is a great...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Dan Lejman - Kingsley, IA

“OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. JIMMY WAS A GOOD TRUE MAN ”
5 of 39 | Posted by: LEE SANDERS - STIILWATER, OK

“I never knew Mr Johnson but as a tournament angler and a B.A.S.S MEMBER I would like to send my prayers to his family and friends, RIP Jimmy and may...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Jeff Sears - Dayton,, OH

“God has called His child home. God is with you Mona and His Peace will comfort you. God Bless your time of loss and my Prayers are with you. ”
7 of 39 | Posted by: John M. Parks - Pawhuska, OK

“God Bless Jimmy and family during this most tragic of times. It was my pleasure to have known fished with you. Now go fish with the Big Guy in...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Ron Carter & Debbie Hunter - TX

“Mona Bless you and your family. Jimmy was a fine Man. Rest In Pease Jimmy. ”
9 of 39 | Posted by: Harley Spencer - Houston , TX

“We will miss you Jimmy. It's been along time since we had seen you and I was talking with Bruce the a few weeks back that we need to come and see you...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa McKee - Pawhuska, OK

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We did not know Jimmy but we shared the love and challenge of bass fishing. ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: Les Brown & Peggy Schaffner - TX

“It was a true pleasure to have known Jimmy for 15 years. One of the nicest fisherman that I was ever around. My thoughts and prayers are with the...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: PHIL WARREN - AUSTIN, TX - FRIEND

“My condolence to the Johnson Family . Jimmy was a good friend & was respected & loved by many . I will miss seeing him at tournaments . RIP Jimmy you...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Mike Rodriguez - Schertz , TX

“So sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Rod Hipsher - Hillsboro, OH

“just wanted to say your family will be in my prayer's ! fisherman! ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: marshall blasengame - AR

“I was married to Jimmy's uncle for 8 and one half years. The memories that I have of Jimmy was when he was from about 7 to 15 years old. I...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Carolyn Sue Leland - hattiesburg, MS

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Very sorry for your loss. ”
17 of 39 | Posted by: John and Molly - AL

“Very sorry for your loss my families prayer are with you ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Eugene Morris - Farmerville, LA

“I'm so sorry for yalls loss even though didn't really see y'all much I've heard plenty stories about Jimmy from mama and can tell he will truly be...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Jennifer Jones - Lumberton , MS

“Mona, Alton, & Family, I am sorry to hear about Jimmy. I grew up around ya'll and although i haven't seen ya'll for years, you are still...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Jerry Walters, Sr. - Lumberton, MS

“iam sorry about ur loss mona and uncle ray yall are in my prayers ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: lori jones - lumberton, MS

“Jimmy will be missed dearly I remember the fun times with Jimmy when I was growing up riding in back his elcamino him singing playing guitair,Jimmy...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: brenda walters newsome - MS

“We are so sorry to hear abou this tradgic thing that has happened to the family. Jimmy was a GREAT guy and was always so much fun to be around. We...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Marshall and Donna Warden - MS

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: sherry walters Broome - Lumberton, MS

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. May Jimmy rest in peace!!! We are all a band of brothers and sisters....this bass fishing...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Small Bass Club from North La. - LA

“Your in my thoughts and prayers and always here for you Mona love with with all my heart he will be truley missed ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: Alecia Leonard - Sumrall, MS

“A FINE AND GREAT MAN THAT WILL BE MISSED. WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOU LOSS AND THINKING ABOUT YOU ALOT. LOVE YOU MONA, RAY AND ALTON ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: CALLIE LEONARD - LUMBERTON, MS

“Words can not describe how saddened the BASS community is for this tragic loss. God bless all of you ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: Aaron Beshears - Van buren , AR

“I had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy through our passion of fishing. He was an outstanding angler and person and this was just a tragic, unnecessary...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Randy Kimm Knight & The Bryan Bass Club - TX

“The Texas Bass fishing brotherhood sends its heartfelt condolences. I didn't know Jimmy personally, but I'm sure our boats have crossed paths on the...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Dean Coleman - Humble , TX

“Dear Mona, A.R. and family, I am completely shocked at the sudden death of your husband and son. May God give him eternal rest and may his soul...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Debra Hengst - San Antonio, TX

“May God bless and comfort you in this difficult time. ”
32 of 39 | Posted by: Jason Horton - Eucha, OK

“Sorry for the loss of a great humanbeing and even a better friend. You will be missed by many ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Bruce Vossen - pawhuska,, OK

“We are at a loss over the death of Jimmy. Without a doubt, the entire State of Texas has lost a great friend and representative of bass fishing. ...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Robert and Robin McFarlane - TX

“So sorry for your loss:( Praying for you all whom have been struck with this Horrible time in your life.. May God Bless and Keep you safe.,,,,,, ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Richard and Kathy Walker - AL

“I can't begin to imagine the pain your family is going through. Just know the angling family will continue to keep you in our prayers . God Bless...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Sandy Jeane - Hull, TX - angler

“I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Jimmy personally, but I also fish bass tournaments, which makes us all feel like one big family. Your...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Liz Sanders - Brandon, MS

“Our hearts are broken with the tragic death of Jimmy. May God protect and carry you through the difficult days ahead. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Jimmy and Chris Houston - Sulphur, OK

“Sorry for your loss,the entire bass fishing community mourns with you. ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: charles albright - burlington, NC


On the evening of October 13, 2013, James "Jimmy" Johnson passed away due to a very tragic death. He was born on September 1, 1957 in Lumberton, Mississippi to A.R. and Nettie Marie Johnson and lived in Ganado at the time of his passing. Jimmy worked for Reef Chemical Corp. out of Oklahoma for 27 years. He was also a professional bass fisherman sponsored by Waterloo Rods, Pay Dirt Tackle, Jo Baby Spinnerbaits and Skeeter Yamaha. He was a 17 year member of B.A.S.S..

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 37 years Mona Johnson of Ganado, father A.R. Johnson of Garwood brother Alton Ray Johnson of Ganado, niece Fallon Lee Hartfield of Purvis, Mississippi, his 6 kids {dashunds} Jesse, Boo-Boo, Jay, Jake, Jasper, and Joe-Joe. Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother Nettie Marie Johnson. He also had many other family members and friends that loved him very much. He will be truly missed.

Visitation will begin on Friday October 18 at 2 pm at Triska Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the funeral home. Services will be held on Saturday October 19 at 10 am at Triska Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Dubroc officiating. Burial will follow at Leher cemetery in Garwood. A lunch will be served after the burial at the K.J.T hall in Ganado.

Pallbearers are Craig Crim, Larry Nors, Derek Kuyrkendall, Rick Shock, Bruce White and Brian Kortz. Honorary pallbearers are Pete "Pistol" Richter, Austin Parrott, and Ace Galindo.

Memorial donations in memory of Jimmy may be made to Wounded Warriors Weekend or C.A.S.T. for Kids.