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Johnny Ray Regan
March 13, 1944 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Johnny Ray Regan, aged 79, of Niceville, Florida went to be with our Lord on January 1, 2024.
Johnny was born on March 13,1944, and raised by Rosa Pearl Regan in Niceville, Florida. He served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Chopper (SS342) submarine. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. He later worked many years for Gulf Power before earning his Master Electrician license and running his own electric company, All Electric.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; his grandmother, Rosa Pearl Regan; and his granddaughter, Deanna Humpert. Johnny is survived by his wife, Shirley Regan; daughter, Renee Humpert of Niceville, Florida and children: Rachel Delaney, Tyler Humpert, Bradley Roosa, and nine great-grandchildren; his son, Tim Regan of Niceville, Florida; his daughter, Alexis Sowell (Scott) of Senatobia, Mississippi and children Simmons, Sanders, and Slayden; his stepson, Kevin Blow (Donna) of Niceville, Florida and children: Coleton Jolley (Juan); Susie Blow and son, Jonah Browning-Smith; Brody Blow; his stepdaughter, Christy Ellis (Chris) and children: Lexi and Chloe Ellis; and his stepdaughter, Michele Merriott (Scott) and children, Jesse Griffith, Logan Merriott, and Kaitlyn Merriott.
Anyone that spent any time around Johnny knows those smiling blue eyes, welcoming warmth, and hilarious sense of humor. What some people may not know is that he was a great artist. Johnny could depict Boggy Bayou in a way that only someone who had spent ample time there and loved it could. With a paintbrush and spatula, he could make the breezes sway through the pines and roll through the mosses hanging from the oaks. Like any boggy boy, he knew great secrets of the best places to cast a mullet net or drop a fishing line, and his fondness of the bay is apparent in his paintings.
Johnny’s Bible is a constant centerpiece on the coffee table, and it is worn with use from being referenced every single day. Johnny’s patience and capacity for love are his greatest assets. He is the epitome of what a great and loving father is. One who loves his children through happiness and hardship. One who knew and lived God’s words. One who is present and there at all times, always.