Johnnie A. GilpinOctober 4th, 2019
Johnnie A. Gilpin, 78, of Lawtey, Fla., passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Cole County, Mo. to Everett and Ellen Gilpin. Johnnie retired from Pride Enterprise of Florida. He was a faithful member of Christ Church of Starke. His favorite pastime was reading westerns and spending time with family and friends. Johnnie was an avid storyteller and was always willing to entertain his family and friends. Survivors include: wife, Margaret Gilpin; children: Cheri Twehus (Terry) and Laura Pearson, Jefferson City, Kim Clarke (Donnie) Eldon, and Shawn Gilpin (Sarah), Holts Summit; step-children: Chris Wise, Kevin Wise (Pam), Craig (Becca) Wise, and Zack (Kim) Smith of Florida; siblings: George (Evelyn), Jerry, Walter (Phyllis), Danny (Thelma), and Sharon Jenkins (Jack). He had 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents; great-granddaughter, Amber Hodges; and brothers: Vernon and Jim Gilpin. A celebration of life service will be held October 5, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Johnnie chose to donate his body to science. The family suggests Memorials to American Cancer Society.