Johnny Lee Wyrick, age 74, of Summertown Tennessee, went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 20, 2021.
He was born on February 4, 1947, to the late Vestal and Dorothy Wyrick. He spent most of his career as a self-employed painter. He was very dedicated to his work and loved doing it. He always employed women as he said, “they work better than men and they are easy on the eyes.” When Johnny wasn’t working hard and even sometimes when he was supposed to be on the job he would just take off and do something fun with his “girls”.
Johnny was unlike any other and truly one of a kind. He had the biggest, most kind, and caring heart. He was also an incredibly generous soul to a fault but being that way was what made him happiest. He always put others before himself no matter the circumstance. He was also a very devoted friend. He was an avid UT fan, loved reading a good book, going to yard sales, flea markets, and concerts. However, his most favorite thing in the world was spending time with his “adopted” family and other loved ones, whether it be to share a meal or just sit and enjoy the company.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents: Vestal and Dorothy Wyrick; his son: Dustin “Dusty” Wyrick, and his sister Shirley Calvert.
He is survived by his children whom he loved with all his heart: Monte (Gilbert) Marshall and Christy Wyrick; siblings: Bobby (Mitzi) Wyrick, Karen McKennon, Jimmy Don (Marquette) Wyrick; grandchildren: Ashley (Shane) Smith, Eli Smith, Breanna (Rob) Allen; several nieces and nephews.
Johnny had an extended “adopted” family whom he cherished, the Dickson family including Lisa Dickson, Mandi Dickson Haislip, Billy Wayne Lovell III, “Sake” Kaliana Tatum, Kariella Tatum, and Preston Lovell. Special cherished friends: Stacey Meredith, and Phillip Patton.
The family prefers those in attendance to please wear a mask. A service for Johnny will be held Wednesday, October 6, at 2:00 PM at Williams Funeral Home, in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, with Bro. Phillip Patton officiating. A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 6, from 10:00 AM until the start of the service.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks to make donations to the Cancer Society.
Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family online at