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Skyler Jennings Johnson

April 2, 1980 December 8, 2018
Skyler Jennings Johnson
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Obituary for Skyler Jennings Johnson

Skyler Jennings Johnson, born April 2, 1980 in Richlands, Virginia received his angel wings on December 8, 2018 after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident.

Skyler was a lifelong resident of the Richlands and Baptist Valley communities and was a 1999 graduate of Richlands High School. He was a loving father to Lukus Kadyn Gage Anders and Landin Ian Chase Johnson, whom he shared with Sarah Ratliff Johnson. His sons were his entire world.

He was a long time employee of J&S Transport of Tazewell, Virginia; working as a mechanic and also answering phones after recovering from open heart surgery last year.
He was a motorcycle and four wheeler enthusiast, and he enjoyed going out on his four wheeler with his sons and his friends. Skyler loved the feel of anything with four wheels under him, or at times, even two wheels. Sky loved anything that was fun and exciting, he was not the kind to remain still, he was always in a hurry, his early arrival into this world and I suppose out of it was proof of that.

Skyler was, as anyone who knew him would attest to, a strong man in a body with limitations. He never let those limitations better him, he beat odds that nobody ever thought he would beat, odds that a weaker person would have let get the better of. But he did it with a strong and stubborn will. He simply would not and could not be bothered with failure. If he was told ‘no’ he said ‘yes’, if he was told ‘you are unable to do that’ he simply said ‘watch me’ and go on with his plan and prove everyone wrong.

Skyler was born with a heart which, in a normal person, would have limited and weakened, but Skyler was made stronger and his sky was the limit, despite his weakened physical heart. The story of Skyler is not that of a man with a heart condition and limitations, but one of a man with a Pure Heart of Gold and the strength and courage of lions.

Skyler is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Wayne Johnson; his paternal grandmother Goldie Ethel Skeens; his paternal grandfather Allen Johnson; his maternal grandmother Ruth Adele Mckinney Hooker; his maternal grandfather Aaron Ralph Hooker; his uncles Douglas Johnson, Roy Wayne Hooker and Bo Hooker; his aunts Diane Johnson Asbury and Rhonda Gail Hooker and cousin Jessee Adele Hooker.

Skyler is survived in addition to his children by his mother Debra Hooker Johnson of Baptist Valley, Virginia; his sister Tracy Johnson Faris and husband Ben of Abingdon, Virginia; his brother Aaron Jerry Allen Johnson and wife Katherine of Baptist Valley, Virginia; his sister Kayla Adele Johnson and fiance Steven Wayne Lester, both of Baptist Valley, Virginia; mother of his sons Lukus and Landin, Sarah Ratliff Johnson of Tazewell, Virginia; niece Kamryn Madison Necole Cox and fiance Allen Moses Lamone of Abingdon, Virginia; nephews Joshua Angelou of Honaker, Virginia; Nathan Casey of Honaker, Virginia and Ryan Vandyke of Richlands, Virginia. He is also survived by brother and sister of the heart Chris Rose and wife LaToya Rowe and his nephews of the heart Malachi and Darius Rose, all of Richlands, Virginia. Other survivors to carry on the memory of Skyler are several friends he considered family and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at Raven Assembly of God at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018 with Reverend Denver Barton and Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 - 5 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.
Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, Virginia is serving the family in this difficult time.


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Visitation

Thursday

13

Dec

3:00 PM 12/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/13/2018 5:00:00 PM
Raven Assembly of God

814 Raven Road
Raven, VA 24639

Raven Assembly of God
814 Raven Road Raven 24639 VA
United States

Service

Thursday

13

Dec

5:00 PM 12/13/2018 5:00:00 PM
Raven Assembly of God

814 Raven Road
Raven, VA 24639

Raven Assembly of God
814 Raven Road Raven 24639 VA
United States
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