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Jimmy Johnson Remembered
Steve Wright,
By Steve Wright

If you'd known nothing about the life of Jimmy Johnson, all it took was one look at his funeral service in Ganado, Texas, Saturday to know this: He was a bass fisherman.

Next to Johnson's casket was a photo taken in April showing Johnson holding two largemouth bass on the weigh-in stage at the Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River, where Johnson led going on the final day before finishing second. Atop the casket was friend Craig Crim's replica of an 11.30-pound largemouth bass caught from Falcon Lake.

James "Jimmy" Johnson, 56, was murdered Sunday, Oct. 13, at a Jackson, Miss., motel, where he was preparing to fish the Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

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