Claude Kent Johnson Jr., 66, of Indianola, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his home in Indianola.
Kent was born March 28, 1955 in Indianola to Claude Kent and Janie Brown Johnson. He graduated from Indianola Academy and attended Mississippi Delta Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi where he studied vocal music performance.
Although his profession was truck driver, he was also a musician, singer, actor and artist. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Indianola and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Janie Johnson, and his wife, Mary Lou Brownlee. He is survived by one brother, Ricky Lee Johnson of New Albany, formerly of Indianola.
The family is planning a memorial service at a later date to be announced soon.
Burton Funeral Home of Indianola has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Wade Dowell, the staff at South Sunflower County Hospital, and Emergency Services for their excellent care, and to his many friends for the outpouring of love sent through Facebook, emailsand texts.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital and Mississippi Delta Community College.