Calvin Garrett Johnson, 62, of Berryville, VA, passed away on the 22nd of June, at home with his family.
Calvin had wanted to invite his friends and family to celebrate with him when he completed the roof on the deck he was building, but there wasn’t time to finish it. Neither he nor his family wished to have a service, so you are all invited to remember him and celebrate his life in your own way.
Calvin was born in Lynchburg, VA to C.W. Johnson and Jerry Johnson on the 26th of February, 1958. He played the sousaphone in the E.C. Glass High School marching band and graduated in 1976. He went on to attend Virginia Tech, where he met his future wife and studied forestry before discovering his interest in computer science. He put that interest and his skills to work as a systems engineer for MicroAge, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Cray. Sun was the company where he most enjoyed his work, but he made friends wherever he went.
He enjoyed “tractoring” and four-wheeling - first in his little, yellow Volkswagen squareback, then his Isuzu Trooper, his diesel Liberty, and his Jeep, even towing it behind his camper on many road trips across the country. He loved to make the long drive out to Texas to visit his relatives in the panhandle. He could fix just about anything - plumbing, electrical, carpentry - and he was generous with his time, helping friends, family, and neighbors who needed it. He even built a two-story addition on the house so he’d have a study with a view of his domain.
Calvin is survived by his wife Cindy Johnson, his daughter Heather Morrison, his brothers: Clifford Johnson, Chris Johnson, and Clinton Johnson, his mother Jerry Johnson, and his beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father C.W. Johnson and his brother Charles Johnson.