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John Leonard Johnson

Norfolk - John L. Johnson, 60, died January 31, 2016. He was a native of Escanaba, Michigan and was the son of the late Floyd Johnson & Ethel Stewart Johnson.

Mr. Johnson retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service to his country. He later went on to pursue a career in fire protection that ended with a position as an experienced warehouse technician with BFPE International. He also played a large role in our local Celtic societies here in Hampton Roads.

John is survived by his loving children: Carrie Wong and her husband Mike of Milwaukee, Wisconsin , Lindsey M. Johnson of Virginia Beach and Justin R. Johnson of Chesapeake. He is also survived by his sisters; Sherry Stovash, Sandy Baughman & Janice Alexander, as well as his brothers; Donald J. Stewart and Jerry Johnson.

A graveside service will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Friday February 12, 2016 at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, Va.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel is handling arrangements.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Feb. 9, 2016.
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May 28, 2016
Debra Taylor-Kelly
May 28, 2016
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May 27, 2016
Debra Taylor-Lelly
May 26, 2016
I miss you my sweet will live in my heart forever.
Debra Taylor-Kelly
March 6, 2016
My condolences to John Johnson and his family.
I knew John while going to SS Peter & Paul School
as he was in my class for many years while growing up. He graduated along with our class 1970. His sister Janice was also in our classroom.
I remember him laughing a lot. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Michael Pokorny
February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016
I served with JJ onboard Battleship IOWA. He was truly a great shipmate and friend, Fair winds and following seas in Heaven Shipmate, We've got the watch now.
Richard Reifonas
February 10, 2016
I worked with JJ on two commands, JJ had a great work ethics and a great sense of humor. Introduced me and a few others to Good cigars.
Kevin Ford
February 9, 2016
JJ was a man who knew how to enjoy life, loved his family and a good cigar. You could always count on him to brighten your day with his smile and positive attitude. Anyone who knew him is better off today for having shared a piece of his life with them. My condolences to his family. JJ is a reminder to all of us that life is short so don't waste a day of it.
Belinda Arthur
February 9, 2016
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