Obituary of Stephen Martin Johnson
Funeral services for Stephen Martin Johnson, 67, of Roanoke will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 3:00PM at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Big Springs Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00-3:00 PM before services begin on Tuesday.
Mr. Johnson passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Traylors Nursing Home.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Bonnie Acker Johnson; two daughters, Brittany Cook (Jonathon) and Taylor Johnson, both of Roanoke; and one grandchild, Caldon Cook.
Pallbearers will be Bryce Benefield, Jonathon Cook, Keith Nelson, Jr., Timmy Smith, Jimmy Spivey, and Brandon Taylor.
An Atlanta, GA native, Mr. Johnson was born on June 30, 1956, the son of Martin and Esma Benefield Johnson. He had attended Big Springs Baptist Church with his parents in his younger days. Mr. Johnson was self-employed as a certified mechanic at his shop, Johnson’s Automotive in Woodland, AL. He was an avid drag racer and raced until his health wouldn’t allow him. Steve’s first traffic violation would be for street racing the day he turned 16. Steve married his wife Bonnie in 1983. They had just celebrated their 40-year wedding anniversary. In 1987 they built their home in Omaha Alabama. In 1990 they had their first child Brittany and in 1997 their second child Taylor. They enjoyed spending their weekends at the racetrack, seeing the Monster Trucks and attending WWE wrestling events. In 2022 Steve’s first grandson Caldon was born. Steve and Caldon enjoyed visiting together and sharing Cheetos.
In his later years, you could find Steve watching Gun Smoke and Bonanza every afternoon. You never needed google with Steve around. You could call and get the lottery numbers, current race day stats, and gas prices within a 50 mile range. He was a subject matter expert for all Monday night Raw, Tuesday night NXT and Friday night Smackdown. No need for the TV guide- just call Steve to see what time Alabama played- and know they were going to win regardless.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be floral.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.quattlebaumfuneralhome.com