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Memorial Service

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Saturday February 5th, 2022

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James Russell Johnson

James Russell Johnson, 75, died January 29, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Dorothy and Gordon Johnson. James was loved by his family and will be greatly missed.   

James was retired from the Navy after 20 years and served during the Vietnam War. James was an avid sports fan, in his younger years he enjoyed and participated in all sports, but golf was by far his favorite. 

He is survived by his wife June; children Kevin Johnson (Teresa), Deborah Volek (Martin), Jeanette MacDonald, and Scott Johnson; 9 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; brothers Jerry Johnson (Peggy) and John Johnson. 

A memorial service with military honors will be conducted by Pastor John Hunter on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 11 AM at the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Chapel, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk VA 23434.  

Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com. 

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Jim forever remains in our hearts and memories as one of the finest men to ever walk the planet. He remains forever in our hearts with deep love and appreciation for his great humor, funny jokes, excellent character, and positive attitude that he shared with us. Our sorrow is immeasurable and we are here for you all to support your family through this most difficult time. Always loving y'all, Bobby. Keith, Alex and Steve

Keith Davis Feb 4 2022 6:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Johnson

Keith Davis Feb 4 2022 6:43 PM

My condolences to Scott and the entire family. Jimmy was a great friend and perennial favorite for a golf game. He will be missed by all.

Mike Doland Feb 3 2022 8:43 AM

Amy and I will miss him so much. He was one of the few men I respected for his honesty and integrity. Fair winds and following seas Sir. Sailor rest your oars.

Sam and Amy Tarantole Feb 2 2022 8:37 PM

So many many good memories. 52 years of being close friends. Loved you like a brother. Rest in Peace Jimmy. We miss you

Dave and Anna Feb 2 2022 11:38 AM

Sending my condolences love and Prayers of comfort to those left to Honor his memories

Terri Rutherford Feb 2 2022 8:57 AM

I have a heart full of memories to share about my Dad but the one I will treasure the most is how he loved my Mom so very much ❤️

Deborah Volek Jan 31 2022 11:16 AM

A photo was added for James Russell Johnson

Deborah &Martin Volek Jan 31 2022 11:11 AM