James P. Johnson
Feb. 20, 1943 – Jul. 3, 2019
James Pettiway Johnson, 76, of Manakin Sabot passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
Mr. Johnson and his wife were the former owners of the Toy Center on Patterson Ave. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn “Kelly” Johnson; four children, Deborah Crawford (Brent), Erin Severe (Mike), Tammy Johnson and Christina Alcantara; seven grandchildren; and sister, Sally Townley (Guy).
Services will be private.
Mr. Johnson was a fine gentleman who always brightened my day at Oilville Post Office –
Kelly, I don’t know if you will remember me or not, but we went to TDHS together & I worked for Jim many years ago when he was the manager of the sporting goods department at the GEM Store. I am so sorry to learn of his passing–he was a good man & I have thought of both of you over the years. I had no way to get back & forth from work to home many nights when I worked for him at the GEM Store. He refused to let me stand out on Jeff Davis & wait for that bus late at night so he would give me a ride home. It was quite a ways past his apartment, but he insisted that he didn’t want me in danger. Not many people would do such a kind thing for one of their employees. I have always held a special place in my heart for him since those days. May he rest in peace & you be comforted by your many memories of Jim.
Dear Kelly, Debbie & Erin,
Chip and I were so very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you all at Brent & Debbie’s house. Jim was such an easy person to be with, interesting to talk to, and so very kind. Upon meeting him you just knew he was a real gentleman and such a good man. Just try to take things a day at a time. I know it will never be the same, but we hope the wonderful memories will comfort you all in the days ahead.
Chip and Sherry Crawford Snead
Hello Kelly, it’s Fay, I just found out about Jim. My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family. I love you guys . You are both such wonderful people. I thank you for the opportunities you gave me when I worked for you guys. Jim was just a great guy. I always was amazed at what a stand up guy he was in everything he did, how he treated people, how he lived his life, how he loved his family, and most of all how much he adored you. He will always be with you