To Brenda Crain Walker & Family,
Brenda, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your brothers and other family members. May you find comfort in your fond memories of the good times you shared as a family. It's hard for us to understand so many things that happen in our lives. May you find comfort knowing that you have others who love and care about you. We share your loss. May your father's memories give you strength in the coming days. Take care and safe traveling mercies.
De & Reggie Washington and the Walker Family in North Carolina.
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. We did not personally know him, but if he was anything like you, we know that he was a kind, sweet and loving person. I am sure you will find strength in your family, especially JR.
We love you and we are always thinking of you.
Punkin, David and Bryan Jones
When I was hired by the Milpitas Police Department in 1982 I was lucky that one of the first people I met was a veteran police officer named Johnny Crain, known around the force as JC. JC immediately extended a welcoming hand, engaging me in conversation, and we soon realized that I had gone to Milpitas High School with his son Romel. Acceptance by peers is incredibly important to a rookie police officer, and JC exuded that, instantly making me feel part of the team.
He had a particular charm and rhythm in his manner and way of speaking, creating his own personalized police radio codes that others carried on for years, “10-7, FM” being my favorite. After his retirement JC was a longtime PAL Board member, and was the best at schmoozing with merchants to obtain excellent giveaway prizes for fundraising raffles.
He was a true friend and gentleman to the end, the kind of man who always asked how your family was doing, remembering my wife Dolores by name. JC was an outstanding man of God; I was blessed to have spoken with him in person together one last time late last week, and to pray together with him. May he rest in peace in the loving hands of our heavenly Father.
Dennis Graham, Milpitas, California
I learned so much from pops the elegance of life, how to enjoy life and family, music and giving, Johnny believed in giving. I will truly miss pops and look forward in seeing him in the kingdom of heaven
Johnny "Pops" Crain, Sr. was a great person, and a friend to everyone who met him. I knew him as BOTH a friend and a co-worker.
Long after he retired, "Pops" remained interested and engaged in the service of his community: whether it was to the youth involved in PAL sports, or his brothers and sisters of the police and fire departments, protecting his community--he was involved, engaged and a caring person.
A great person, father, friend and leader in "the community of man." "Pops" will be missed...and, his song will continue, as long as we do the singing!
Rest In Peace "Pops!"