Justin Randall Johnson 26, of Mckinleyville, passed away May 14th 2013. He was born December 28th 1986 in Arcata, at Mad River Hospital. Justin grew up in Mckinleyville and enjoyed his time here. He attended Mckinleyville High School and graduated in 2005. Justin thrived in high school and was proud of his many accomplishments. He played sports his entire life from early on in T ball, football and wrestling. Justin was a great wrestler and he won many awards, ribbon, and metals for his performances. Justin had the biggest smile and a heart of gold. He would befriend anyone no matter what their circumstance and to him no one was ever a stranger. Justin loved spending time with his childhood friends, they ran the neighborhood trying to find any kind of trouble they could to get into. He enjoyed fishing and spending time at the river. When Justin's brother Adam Johnson was born he was always by his side. He loved his little brother and would always protect him. Justin's proudest accomplishment in his life was the birth of his son, Cael Randall Garcia Johnson, March 10th , 2010. He loved his son with his whole heart and he was the twinkle in Justin's eye. The love, joy, and adoration that Justin felt for his son was indescribable. He is survived by his parents Sandy & Daniel Mckay of Mckinleyville; his father Emery Johnson, of Eureka; younger brother Adam Johnson of Mckinleyville; his son Cael Randall Garcia Johnson of Mckinleyville. Also he is survived by loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. He is joining his loved ones in heaven; Grandmother, Carol Johnson of Mckinleyville; Grandfather, Mike Jeffrey of Washington; Aunt, Charlene Settles of Manila; Aunt, Candy Clark of Iowa. Justin will be missed by many. A service will be held Thursday May 23rd @ 12:00pm at Paul's Chapel in Arcata Ca. The grave side service will take place at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka. Following services please join the family in a celebration of Justin's life at Luzmila's Restaurant in Mckinleyville. All are welcome to attend. "A loving nature, a heart of gold, the very best this world could hold. Never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you left behind. A silent thought, a quiet prayer, for a special person in God's care." Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obits.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from May 21 to May 23, 2013