Johnny William Levengood of Tucker, GA, born January 17, 1932, died on July 26, 2017. Johnny is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Janet Keep Levengood, his sister, Sue Parker, of Leesburg, FL, four children, J. Michael Levengood, Esq., Gary A. Levengood, M.D., the Rev. Patti Axel, M.Div., and Shari Freyermuth, Ph.D., two daughters in law, Peggy Levengood and Lisa Levengood, two sons in law, Jeff Axel and Wilson Freyermuth, eleven grandchildren, Tommy, Michael, Timothy, John, Eric, Mark, Bryn, Lauren, Ryan, Jacob and Sarah, five great grandchildren, Audrey, Parker, Rex, Eli and Jackson, and six nephews and nieces, Virginia Miller, Cheryl Neff, Gaile Cassiani, Frank Coleman, Debbie Miller, Rick Coleman and Vikki Coleman. Johnny was preceded in death by his sister, Stella Coleman and his nephew John Parker. Johnny and Janet were charter members of Living Grace Lutheran Church in Tucker, GA, where the celebration of Johnny’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017, the Rev. Dr. David Hardy, officiating. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Johnny graduated from Miami High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After completing his military service, he attended the University of Florida and State University of New York where he graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. Johnny joined Bell Laboratories as an electrical engineer in 1960 where he worked on the Telstar satellite project in Whippany, NJ. After a two year assignment working on the Sprint ABM project at White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, NM, Johnny moved his family to Tucker in 1970 joining Western Electric Company when it opened its cable manufacturing plant in Gwinnett County, where he was a senior electrical engineer until he retired. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation or Living Grace Lutheran Church. On-line condolences can be made at

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  1. Having met your father, I remember him as an animated and bright soul whose intelligence and character was apparent throughout his family. We celebrate with you a life well lived and a memory and legacy well earned with you all. As a veteran, I salute his service and his leadership by example in that part of his life too. With Respect, The Maloney’s

  2. Please accept my condolences for your loss. May God be a source of comfort for you as you grieve. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) Warm Regards, Kay

  3. Patti and family, our prayers of comfort for you. A remarkable man and loving father and granddaughter. We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man.

  4. Folks,
    Our sincere condolences on your father’s passing. We are confident that he was immensely proud of you and your families and all of your achievements.

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