Gladys Hill Johns
Gladys Hill Johns, age 82, of Loretto, TN passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia after a sudden illness.
She was a native of Lawrence County, TN, twice retired including her first retirement following a civil service career with the U.S. Army’s Missile Command Division (MICOM) at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, where she contributed to the production of the Patriot Missile, along with other notable defense projects. She then obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Athens State University along with a Master’s degree and AA Certificate from Alabama A&M University as part of a second career in early education (first grade) at Lauderdale County Elementary School in Rogersville, AL. She was a member of Leoma Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: Kenneth Ray Johns of Loretto, TN; son: Corey Ray Johns of Mt. Juliet, TN; brother: Grant Hill (Rita) of Jackson, TN; sisters: Carolyn Michael (J.C.) of Leoma, TN and Delores Green (Rev. Harry) of McMinnville, TN; grandsons: Jacob Forrest Johns and Oliver Reynolds Johns, both of Mt. Juliet, TN; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Gladys Hill Johns were conducted at Loretto Memorial Chapel on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. with David Simmerman, Harry Green and Troy Green officiating. Burial followed at Loretto Memorial Gardens. Loretto Memorial Chapel was in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Leoma Baptist Church Kid’s Initiative Building Fund and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.lorettomemorialchapel.com.