NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson spoke out about dealing with the lack of a number of members of the family, together with spouse Chandra Janway Johnson‘s mother and father and nephew.
“Our household is devastated by the profound lack of [Terry] Lynn, Jack and Dalton Janway,” Johnson wrote through Instagram on Friday, July 28. “We have now been humbled by the outpouring of affection and help throughout this unthinkably unhappy time and stay grateful for your entire compassion.”
The seven-time NASCAR champion’s three members of the family had been discovered lifeless by officers on Monday, June 26 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Native regulation enforcement obtained a 911 name over studies of a disturbance and gunshots.
Muskogee Police spokesperson Lynn Hamlin mentioned on the time through NPR that investigators consider Terry Lynn Janway shot and killed her husband, Jack Janway, and 11-year-old grandson Dalton earlier than taking pictures herself.
Within the rapid aftermath of the deaths, Johnson pulled out of the NASCAR Cup Sequence occasion in Chicago. “The Johnson household has requested for privateness presently and no additional statements might be made,” racing staff Legacy Motor Membership mentioned in an announcement on the time.
The racing group additionally shared an announcement supporting Johnson’s household whereas they grieve. “We’re saddened by the tragic deaths of members of Chandra Johnson’s household,” NASCAR mentioned in a June assertion. “Your entire NASCAR household extends its deepest help and condolences throughout this tough time to Chandra, Jimmie and all the Johnson & Janway households.”
Jimmie and Chandra have been collectively for over 20 years. The mannequin and the racing star met in 2002 after NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon launched them. They mentioned “I do” in 2004 earlier than welcoming two daughters.
Scroll all the way down to be taught extra about Jimmie Johnson and Chandra Janway Johnson’s prolonged household:
Gary Johnson and Catherine “Cathy” Johnson (née Dunnill)
When Jimmie was rising up, his dad, Gary, was a truck driver for B.F. Goodrich and later a heavy tools building operator. In the meantime, Cathy, Jimmie’s mother, was a faculty bus driver. They raised Jimmie alongside along with his brothers in a two-bedroom home in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego.
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Jack Janway and Terry Lynn Janway
Chandra’s dad was a chiropractor and shared a number of kids with spouse Terry Lynn. Jack died at age 68 after being shot in June 2023. Chandra’s mom died at age 69 after being shot in June 2023. Police consider she killed her husband and grandson Dalton earlier than killing herself.
Jarit Johnson and Jessie Johnson
Jarit, Jimmie’s older brother, can be a aggressive race automotive driver, making his mark in each NASCAR and Off Street. Equally, Jessie, Jimmie’s, youthful brother can be a aggressive race automotive driver.
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Genevieve “Geni” Johnson and Lydia Johnson
Jimmie and Chandra welcomed their first daughter, Genevieve on July 7, 2010 and second daughter, Lydia, on September 6, 2013.
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Chandra’s youthful sister is mother to teenage son Seth, who lives with father John Robison. She was additionally mother to the late Dalton.
Chandra’s youthful brother died at age 27 in 2014 after a skydiving accident.
Terry Lynn and Jack are survived by son Caleb along with daughters Chandra and Marianne.
Chandra’s nephew lived primarily with Terry Lynn and Jack previous to being shot killed at age 11 in June 2023.
“Rising up, mother had somewhat little bit of drug abuse,” Seth instructed the Each day Mail of mother Marianne after half-brother Dalton’s dying. “She struggled with that for a very long time and he or she went to get assist a couple of years in the past. That was her downside.”
He added, “Dalton’s father form of wasn’t there for many of his life and my mother needed to journey elsewhere to get some assist. My grandparents had been there to maintain him. He had lived with them mainly his entire life. First time I ever met him he was round two, three years outdated. That’s once they first introduced him in, adopted him.”
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