Tommy was a resident of the Hanover/Silver City area for 33 years. Prior to moving to Silver City his childhood was spent in Carlsbad, NM where he Graduated from Carlsbad High School 1974 and went on to work at the Potash Mines as an Electrician. After moving to Silver City, he continued working as an Electrician for Freeport McMoran at the CHINO Copper Mines and Smelter. After leaving the mines he worked for GVE. He was a hard worker and could do just about anything. He taught many life lessons, and had a positive impact on everyone around him. While living in Silver City, he started doing outfitting as a side job and favorite hobby. He loved the beauty of the mountains that surrounded him. He truly loved the outdoors, and would pack anyone into the Gila for whatever reason, hunting, fishing, camping, or just sightseeing. He always had a passion for softball, and was super good at it. He played right up until he became ill. Tommy will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Preceded by Thomas G. Johnson (Father), and Jasmine Johnson (Granddaughter)
Tommy is survived by his mother, Georgia Lee Johnson and his wife Judy E. Johnson. He also had two brothers. Sandy Johnson and wife Ava of Joshua, TX, and Tracy Johnson and wife Marina of Rio Rancho, NM. His children are Juwana Lee Kinnibrugh of Carlsbad, NM, Thomas Earl Johnson of Silver City, NM, and Adam Johnson of Norwood, CO, Diane Young and husband Rusty of Carlsbad, NM, Pete Williams of Silver City, NM, Tina Briggs and husband Rob of Michigan, Sandra Morales and Michael Ritchie both of Silver City, NM. He has one niece Rachel Johnson-Foster of Missouri and ten grandchildren, Keiana and Karlee Kinnibrugh, Thomas Zane Johnson, Trae and Nolan Johnson, Victoria Morales, Tylor and Alton (Bubba) Backus, Madalynn and Cheyanne Ritchie.
To honor his memory, a Memorial Service will be held at Terrazas Funeral Chapels on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00am with Pastor Earsey Ross officiating.