Dec. 18, 1936 — Dec. 15, 2015
He was born in Bethesda, Arkansas, to James Webster Driskill and Lizzy Louis (Guerber).
Johnnie graduated from Armijo High School in 1955. He attended School of the Ozarks in Missouri for two years and one year at Fayetteville University in Arkansas.
At age 17, he met Laveda Joy Parker (age 12). They were inseparable and married June 18, 1961, at First Baptist Church in Fairfield. They have been members since, and he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and treasurer.
Johnnie was a carpenter and teacher with the Carpenters Union Local 180. He retired after 45 years in 2006.
Johnnie loved family and friends! Through his years he enjoyed camping, playing cards, dancing, deer hunting, flying lessons, siteseeing, gardening, taking pictures and making biscuits and gravy! He was a great husband and father and friend who will be dearly missed!
His wife, Laveda, of 54 years, survives Johnnie along with their three children, Sherryl (and Lloyd Wilder), Tammy (and Steve Hatfield), Tony (and Jocelyn Driskill); nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Kayla (and Jeremy Ellison) and daughters Madison and Makenzie, Tracy Morrison and her sons Kaeden and Karter, Lance Morrison, Jeremiah Wilder, Kari (and AJ Beddow) and son Kai, Kristopher, Candis and Colby Hatfield, Ashlee (and Peter Standridge) and their children Brooklyn and Parker.
His parents and four siblings preceded him in death, Una Lee Duncan, Bill, Blacky and Robert Driskill.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at First Baptist Church, 1108 Washington St., Fairfield, 707-422-2500. Reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Bereavement Fund.