David Alan Johnson

David Alan Johnson

Ivor, VA
03.04.1953 - 03.22.2019

David Alan "DJ" Johnson of Ivor passed away on March 22, 2019. Since his retirement from VDOT in 2010, DJ became a fixture cruising around Ivor in his orange truck, cammie pants and "old man" suspenders. Everyone who knew DJ loved him in spite of or because of his quirky ways. He was truly one of a kind. 

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Susie Johnson and her family, which he considered his own; cousin Heiress Stevens; Tuffcat, who adored him, and numerous friends. Here are our hearts, little buddy, take them and keep them safe till we see you again. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 6, 2019 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ivor Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 213 Ivor, VA 23866, or Ivor Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 228 Ivor, VA 23866. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


So sorry for your loss Suzy. I never met DJ, but you spoke of him fondly to me. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Williams

Susie, I worked with DJ at VDOT and remember working on his orange R02001 with the eyeballs at the District Shop. So sorry to hear the sad news. Keep the memories and many years of marriage to a great guy. Will keep you in prayer. Fred Brinkley Retired 2017 from VDOT

Fred Brinkley

We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8

Jackson Family

So sorry to hear this, saw DJ and Susie not log ago, RIP ole friend sure you will be pushing snow in heaven. I will be out of town on 6th but my thoughts and prayers will be there

Mike Wolfe

Susie, I just heard about DJ and I wanted to let you know how very sorry I am to learn about this. I think I've seen DJ once in Ivor since he retired but I can only smile when I think about about the two of you. Beyond the sadness, I pray that you will find the strength and courage you will need to carry on. Please know that others care about what you are going through. My deepest sympathy.

Teresa Austin

Susie so sorry to hear of DJ's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

LYNN Croft

Susie we are so sorry!! He was definitely one of a kind. May he rest in peace and his memories will be here forever!! Stewart is sure happy again!!

Pam and Rick Allen

Susie...I am so sorry to hear about the loss of D.J. We always had such a good time at the old Suffolk Residency. Never one to hold anything back, you always knew where you stood with him and that in itself was so appreciated...but the fact that he was so funny without even trying made it even sweeter. I'll never forgot all the times we met at the bottom on the basement steps and it scaring him so bad that he'd jump feet into the air. I have told the story of your wedding to so many people over the years and I will always hold it in my heart as one of my favorite love stories. We are here for you and love you.

Heather Godwin

So sorry to hear about David. He always spoke and was always so respectful and complimentary. Even after I retired and our paths crossed at the Post Office, he would inquire how my retirement was going. I am glad he and you were able to enjoy retirement together. May the memories carry you through the days ahead.

Susan Lyle

I'm so upset I didn't see this earlier. DJ was well respected by so many when he worked at VDOT. I certainly loved his work ethic and his willingness to help out with Suffolk Residency Maintenance work, contracts and contractors with diligence and knowledge. I knew I could depend on him to do a great job when we had to work together on any Residency maintenance matter. He was very dependable. I just loved seeing him get tickled during some of our "Thursday" conversations. Loved giving a "Who's Your Daddy"shirt as a prank. He was so nice to work with. He really loved his Susie. I pray for your comfort. A character he was, but a very nice one.

Brenda Oliver

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