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Johnny Robert Cress

FullSizeRender (69)Johnny Robert Cress, age 57, of Johnson City, TN, made his final flight on Monday, August 8, 2016, at his residence.

Born in Banner Elk, NC, he spent his childhood in Mountain City, TN. His passion was flying and enjoying time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed spending time at the lake.

He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny Cress, Sr.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Carol Lane Cress; mother, Joy Lee Cress of Mountain City, TN; sisters, Vanessa Nelson and Iva Danner and husband Richard, both of Mountain City, TN; brother, James Cress and wife Eileen of Piney Flats, TN; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at East Tennessee Funeral Home with services to begin at 2:00 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Earl Miller officiating. Burial will follow in East Tennessee Cemetery. Pallbearers include Ron Lane, Bob Lane, Larry Davis, Mike Phillippi, Ricky Danner and Kevin Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be his brother, James Cress and his many friends.

East Tennessee Funeral Home & Cemetery are honored to serve the Cress Family. For more information or to post an online condolence, please visit our website at