Richard W. Johnson of Virginia Beach passed into the hands of God surrounded by family on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Sentara heat Hospital. Rick was born on June 4, 1951 to Beulah and Wilbur W. Johnson of Trimble, Ohio. Rick joined the Navy in 1971 for a 4- year tour that ended 22 years later. His love of all things Navy was only surpassed by his love of family. His biggest joys in life were his children and grandchildren.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his living wife of 47 years, Patricia Byers Johnson; daughter, Stacie (Ron) Bagwell; son, David Johnson (Chidori); sisters Nancy (Dow) Sanders and Jacque Kuhne; Sisters in law, Debbie (Rick Little, Yvonne Keith, and Lee Browning; brother in law, Don (Judy) Byers; many nieces and nephews and the joy of his world, grandchildren, Parker, Tyler and Katie Bagwell. He also leaves behind his extended church family at St. Michael Lutheran Church.
Whether they called him Rick, Dad, Pa or Uncle he touched every life and will leave a great void in all of us.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11: a.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2208 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA or the American Heart Association.