NASCAR vehicle driver Jimmie Johnson spoke up concerning dealing with the loss of numerous member of the family, consisting of spouse Chandra Janway Johnson‘s moms and dads and also nephew.
“Our family is devastated by the profound loss of [Terry] Lynn, Jack and Dalton Janway,” Johnson composed using Instagram on Friday, July 28. “We have been humbled by the outpouring of love and support during this unthinkably sad time and remain grateful for all of your compassion.”
The seven-time NASCAR champ’s 3 member of the family were located dead by authorities on Monday, June 26 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Regional police obtained a 911 phone call over records of a disruption and also gunfires.
Muskogee Cops representative Lynn Hamlin stated at the time using NPR that detectives think Terry Lynn Janway shot and also eliminated her partner, Jack Janway, and also 11-year-old grand son Dalton prior to firing herself.
In the prompt results of the fatalities, Johnson took out of the NASCAR Mug Collection occasion in Chicago. “The Johnson family has asked for privacy at this time and no further statements will be made,” auto racing group Tradition Electric motor Club stated in a declaration at the time.
The auto racing company additionally shared a declaration sustaining Johnson’s family members while they regret. “We are saddened by the tragic deaths of members of Chandra Johnson’s family,” NASCAR stated in a June declaration. “The entire NASCAR family extends its deepest support and condolences during this difficult time to Chandra, Jimmie and the entire Johnson & Janway families.”
Jimmie and also Chandra have actually been with each other for over twenty years. The version and also the auto racing celebrity satisfied in 2002 after NASCAR tale Jeff Gordon presented them. They stated “I do” in 2004 prior to inviting 2 little girls.
Scroll to discover more concerning Jimmie Johnson and also Chandra Janway Johnson’s expanded family members:
Gary Johnson and also Catherine “Cathy” Johnson (née Dunnill)
When Jimmie was maturing, his daddy, Gary, was a vehicle vehicle driver for B.F. Goodrich and also later on a hefty tools building driver. On the other hand, Cathy, Jimmie’s mama, was a college bus vehicle driver. They elevated Jimmie together with his bros in a two-bedroom home in El Cajon, The golden state, a residential area of San Diego.
Jack Janway and also Terry Lynn Janway
Chandra’s daddy was a chiropractic specialist and also shared numerous youngsters with spouse Terry Lynn. Jack passed away at age 68 after being fired in June 2023. Chandra’s mommy passed away at age 69 after being fired in June 2023. Cops think she eliminated her partner and also grand son Dalton prior to eliminating herself.
Jarit Johnson and also Jessie Johnson
Jarit, Jimmie’s older sibling, is additionally an affordable race vehicle vehicle driver, making his mark in both NASCAR and also Off Roadway. In a similar way, Jessie, Jimmie’s, more youthful sibling is additionally an affordable race vehicle vehicle driver.
Genevieve “Geni” Johnson and also Lydia Johnson
Jimmie and also Chandra invited their very first child, Genevieve on July 7, 2010 and also 2nd child, Lydia, on September 6, 2013.
Chandra’s more youthful sibling is mama to teen child Seth, that deals with daddy John Robison. She was additionally mama to the late Dalton.
Chandra’s more youthful sibling passed away at age 27 in 2014 after a skydiving crash.
Terry Lynn and also Jack are endured by child Caleb along with little girls Chandra and also Marianne.
Chandra’s nephew lived mainly with Terry Lynn and also Jack before being fired eliminated at age 11 in June 2023.
“Growing up, mom had a little bit of drug abuse,” Seth informed the Daily Mail of mama Marianne after half-brother Dalton’s fatality. “She struggled with that for a long time and she went to get help a few years ago. That was her problem.”
He included, “Dalton’s father kind of wasn’t there for most of his life and my mom had to travel elsewhere to get some help. My grandparents were there to take care of him. He had lived with them basically his whole life. First time I ever met him he was around two, three years old. That’s when they first brought him in, adopted him.”
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