Rommie Johnson, 78, Passed away October 5, 2022, in Boone, North Carolina.

Rommie was born on October 26, 1943, in Baxley to Clifford and Carrie Johnson. Rommie was preceded in death by both his parents, his brother Albert Johnson, and four sisters, Winnie Merle Herrington, Audrey Bradley, Willie Cee Reed, and Ruth Cooper.

He has one son, Richard Johnson of Hazlehurst. He also has a number of nieces and nephews who cherish their memories with their “Renaissance Man,” uncle.

Rommie left Baxley and went to work for Georgia Public Television in Atlanta. While there, he worked with, and on numerous projects, which enhanced the states communication capabilities. He was a constant learner and teacher. Rommie received his pilot license to better serve the state during his time there. He retired from Public Broadcasting and helped when needed.

On a trip to help with communications at Georgia State College and University in Milledgeville Gap Rommie found a new home. During his time there, Rommie helped with the communications program and taught astronomy to numerous other teachers During this time, he also received a bachelor’s degree in Theology. Rommie eventually retired once more this time to Sugar Mountain, NC where he developed many more dear friends including longtime friend, Sharon VanBurena. He loved the mountains and he loved to travel. His telescopes gave him wonderful views of the stars that he loved. His nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews know more about the stars, music, politics, and life because of their precious uncle Rommie

We all will miss our DJ, producer, pilot, traveler, builder, teacher, friend, and uncle. To the MOON and Beyond, our newest star.

Online condolences may be sent to the Johnson family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements.