Starling Johnson

Hamilton County

Starling H. Johnson, 66, of Chattanooga, transitioned on Thursday, June 20, 2013.He moved to Tennessee from Michigan in the late 1990s. Always a dedicated member of the community he sought to provide support to those seeking inspiration, personal development and positive health. As a motivational speaker he lent his voice on behalf of youth development, the Kidney Foundation, a local Dialysis network and the State Renal Board of Tennessee. He has also served at the Lighthouse at Patton in memory of his wife Arvella, a previous Director of the program.He has been preceded in death by his wife, Arvella; mother, Rachel; and in-laws, Lester and Vera Thomas.Left to cherish his memory are his three children; son, Starling Johnson Jr.; daughters, Lesley Jackson (Rodney), Robin Rollet (Steve); father, Doris Johnson; brothers, Dorsey (Shirley), Ronald Johnson: eight grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.The family will receive friends at the home from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013. A celebration of life service will be held for Starling in Michigan at a later date.You are encouraged to share your personal condolences and memories by visiting his memorial page at lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, P.O. Box 28105, Chattanooga, TN 37424.You are encouraged to share a memory of Starling and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Johnson family with these arrangements.

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