Ronald "Ron" Eugene Johnson, age 73, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Monday, May 1, 2023 surrounded by his loving family at his home. Ron was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Rubyl and Kenneth Johnson; mother in law, Neva DeFord and Daughter, Crystal Johnson. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of fifty-one years, Sheila Johnson; children, Donald (Amanda) Johnson, John Johnson; grandchildren, Morgan Johnson, and Samuel Johnson; brother, Keith (Candy) Johnson; sister, Sharon Rudd; brother in law and sister in law, Gary and Sue Everett. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Salem Baptist Church with a celebration of life service to follow at 5:00 PM.