Earl “Tommy” Johnson, 90 of Prescott, IA, entered Eternal Rest Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his home in Prescott, Iowa, surrounded by his family. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for future designation. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery Street, Creston, IA 50801 is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences for the family may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Earl Thomas Johnson was born July 2, 1930 in Loris, South Carolina. He was raised on the farm until the age of 16 when he Enlisted in the United States Army-Airforce. He served three years in Japan before returning home to South Carolina. He then went to Washington, DC to work as a radio Disc Jockey. While there, he met country music star, Roy Clark and they became life-long friends. From this friendship, Tommy’s passion for music inspired him to teach himself how to play the Steel Guitar. Tommy spent over 40 years playing professionally.
In 1967, he met Esther Allen in Davenport, Iowa while working as a Radio DJ. Three years later, on October 14, 1970, Tommy and Esther were married in Conway, South Carolina. Four daughters were born to bless this union.
On March 10, 1974, Tommy and Esther dedicated their lives to Jehovah as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He spent the next 47 years sharing his love for Bible truths with others, remaining faithful to the end.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruby Johnson; his in-laws, Elzie and Ethel Allen; brothers: Carl Johnson and Gene Johnson; and his grandson, Jacob Grossnickle.
Left to cherish Tommy’s memory is his wife, Esther Johnson; his daughters: Lani Johnson (Kim Bailey), Toni (Mark) Nichols, Trista (John) Grossnickle, Christie (David) Pierce and Shari (Jeff) Caswell; grandchildren: Austin (Emily) Nichols, Dylan Nichols, Noah Nichols, Ashtyn Grossnickle, Tracy (Allison) Caswell, Josh Caswell, Stephen Caswell, Rachel (Shawn) Garvey, Nathan Caswell, Autumn Caswell, Makayla (Alejandro) Moreno, Bradie Pierce and Kaitlyn (Josh) Fowler; great-grandchildren: Harlee Champ, Harper Champ, Ezra Nichols, Abigail Little, Aiden Little, Logan Caswell, Brody Caswell, Sophia Caswell, Kaydence Fowler and Ariel Fowler; a brother, Clayton (Peggy) Johnson; and sister, Judy (Jerry) Funicello; many nieces, nephews and other extended family.