VICTOR, Johnny Ward
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Johnny Ward Victor passed away at his home in Smyrna, Georgia, on May 28, 2014, at the age of 55. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2013. Johnny is survived by his wife of 19 years, Bobbi Joyce Victor of Smyrna, GA. He is also survived by his former wife Susanne Gherke Victor of Jonesboro, GA, and their son, Steven Robert Victor of Smyrna, Georgia. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents Walter and Ruth Victor of Dawsonville, GA; his brothers Tony Victor of Hogansville, GA, and Tommy Victor of McDonough, GA, and sister Ann Margaret Johnston of Gainesville, GA; his nieces and nephews Ashley Walker, Natalie Williams, Emery Victor, Bryan Victor, and Christy Victor; and his godson, Ben Phillips. Johnny was born October 13, 1958. He grew up in East Point, GA, and had a passion for music, teaching himself to play the guitar and piano. After graduation from Briarwood High School in 1976, Johnny graduated from Georgia State University with a music degree. In 2012, Johnny retired from the Georgia Department of Revenue with nearly thirty years of service to the State of Georgia. Johnny’s main passion was writing and performing music. “He could play anything:” such as guitar, mandolin, sitar, accordion, and dobro. Johnny led many bands including Trace Element, Unplugged Planet, and Audible Canvas. He was also a mentor to many musicians. His passion for music and life will be imprinted on our hearts forever. Johnny’s hobbies included shooting fireworks, windsurfing, gardening, as well as Atlanta Braves photography, a family tradition. He refurbished and sold guitars as owner of Crazy Johnny’s Guitar Emporium. Johnny especially enjoyed the beaches of Hawaii and St. George Island. Johnny attended Cumberland Community Church and First Baptist Church in Smyrna Georgia, playing in the worship bands, where he was known for performing barefoot. The visitation will be held at Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King Street, Smyrna, Georgia on Thursday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The memorial service will be held at Smyrna First Baptist Church on Saturday, June 7 at 3 p.m
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