Lamar Lee Johnson was born in Warthen, Georgia on May 22, 1937. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Susie Kate Harrell Johnson, his sisters Lillie Bruce, Cleo Naman, and brother George Marvin Johnson.
He joined the Navy in 1957 and served for four years. The Navy landed him in San Diego, where he met the love of his life, Donna Daphne Kruse, on a blind date. They were married in National City, CA on March 3, 1961 and were married for 61 years. They had four children, Virgil Johnson (Lisa), Tammie Chrysler (Mark), Wyatt Johnson (Wendy) and Todd Johnson.
They were blessed with eleven grand children: Travis Johnson (Joanna), Katrina Johnson (Danny Gonzalez), Thomas Johnson (Erin), Brandon Johnson (Tamarah), Bethany Linton (Chris), Jonathan Chrysler (Jaclyn), Jenna Chrysler, Dari Metivier (Matt), Andi Moen (Mike), Elijah Johnson and Benjamin Johnson.
They were additionally blessed with fifteen great grand children: Matthew Johnson, Dean Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Connor Johnson, Scarlet Johnson, April Chrysler, Cailin Chrysler, Jonathan Mark Chrysler Jr, Scotlan Johnson, Lochlan Johnson, Quinlan Johnson, Marcus Linton, Emma Linton, Mila Metivier, Elle Metivier.
Lamar and Donna moved to Georgia shortly after they were married. Their time there was short and they soon moved back to San Diego. Lamar got a job at San Diego Gas & Electic Company. He was a lineman and had a 17 year career there. He eventually went back to journeyman school and obtained his electrical contractors license in the state of California. He opened up Johnson Electric Company in 1977 out of their home in Chula Vista, CA and ran that business for over 38 years, before his son, Virgil, took over the business. Over the years, Lamar hired and trained many men in the electrical trade. He was highly respected for his work ethic, knowledge, and integrity.
Lamar’s hobbies were growing tomatoes, growing roses, making kumquat or plum wine, he was a bee keeper, and he enjoyed motor cycle riding, and cooking.
Lamar served God faithfully his entire life. He gave unselfishly to his church and to his family and friends. He was always there to help a neighbor in need. He will be greatly missed by eveyone that knew him.
Lamar Johnson Celebrarion of Life info:
July 5, 3:00 pm
South Coast Church
588 9th Street
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
You can also view the service on YouTube or Facebook by entering the church name. On Facebook it would be under South Coast Church and on YouTube it can be found under South Coast Church Imperial Beach.