Johnny Gorman Family

The void that Johnny’s passing has left in all of our lives is very small compared to the reality that Michelle and the kids now face. As summer turns to fall and the river season draws to an end, business at the Ocoee Dam Deli will undoubtedly slow as the off-season arrives. Michelle is now the sole bread-winner for the Gorman family, and winter will soon be upon us. Losing a loving husband and father is more than any family should have to endure, and lost income should not be another worry for Michelle as she tries to make sense of this new reality. If the Gormans have ever made you feel like part of our dam family, here is your chance to give back. Let’s help support this family in their time of need. Anything you feel called to contribute will help keep things afloat as the Gorman family presses forward into an uncertain future.

Johnny Gorman, who passed away tragically in an accident on September 19, 2018. Johnny leaves behind his wife and 4 children, whom he loved beyond this world. Johnny was a passionate follower of Christ and declared God’s glory to everyone he came into contact with. He frequently cited his calling in life using James 1:27. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” He was a living example of a redeemed man and now has the honor of being in the presence of his Savior.Johnny was a multi-faceted individual with so many pursued dreams and causes. Johnny's visions never went to rest. He was a man of many God-given talents, and when God called Johnny to do something He equipped him for the task. Johnny was a gifted musician who wrote moving songs, though he had no formal training. Johnny was a craftsman, not trained in construction but rather using his mind to guide his hands to construct beautiful workmanship. He was a talented speaker who could talk about almost any subject matter off the cuff, his favorite topic being explaining Christ to the unchurched.Johnny was an involved father pursuing his children's activities as if they were his own pursuits. He left a legacy worthy of accolades but also had an attractive meekness about him, not allowing the world to influence him away from the tasks God placed on his heart. One of Johnny's visions led him to open the family restaurant Ocoee Dam Deli & Diner in 2005 in which his family is still active. He loved all things outdoors and enjoyed telling tales and enthusiastically listening to folks share their stories.The loss of Johnny Gorman will be felt by many, but the impact he had while on this earth will be forever etched on our hearts.
  • Kirk Hall 
    • $25 
    • 30 mos
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    • $25 
    • 33 mos
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    • $100 
    • 33 mos
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    • $50 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Heavenly Jaggers 
Orrs Island, TN
Michelle Gorman 
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