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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 08:16

Miles Ervin "Johnny" Johnson, III

Miles Ervin “Johnny” Johnson, III, age 73, of Dinwiddie, VA, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021.

He was a graduate of Prince George High School, where he was a drum major in the band and had the rare opportunity to march in the Orange Bowl Parade the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Rose Bowl Parade. His love for music continued well beyond his school years. He played and sang in several area bands over the years to include Casino. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy McGee Fitzgerald and a daughter, Dawn Denise Johnson. He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Williams and husband, Stephen; two sons, Miles E. “Jay” Johnson, IV and wife, Cindy, and Michael Tyler Johnson; grandchildren, Elizabeth Kempf and husband, Jimmy, Philip Vargo, Taylor Johnson, and Miles E. Johnson, V; great-grandchildren, Hendrix Vargo, James Kempf, III, and John Kempf; siblings, Cindy Farmer and Spencer Fitzgerald. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 at the old Smyrna Baptist Church, located behind Dinwiddie Elementary School at 18725 Carson Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rocky Run Athletic Association, 8190 Boze Road, Ford, VA 23850 or SPCA, 104 Pickwick Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Comment Link Jack Shoosmith II Saturday, 26 June 2021 20:26 posted by Jack Shoosmith II

    I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent working with J.J. A very nice man who was easy going with a great sense of humor. My prayers go out to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.

  • Comment Link Edmund Alexander Friday, 25 June 2021 15:53 posted by Edmund Alexander

    Johnny was a very friendly and outgoing personality while he was w member of the band 'Casino' . I enjoyed his showmanship and talents for many years while performing with him. I am very sorry to see him go. May he rest in peace now and forever.

  • Comment Link Doug Barlow Friday, 25 June 2021 10:12 posted by Doug Barlow

    J.J. was a great man he will be truly missed!!!

  • Comment Link Cheryl Daniels Thursday, 24 June 2021 15:11 posted by Cheryl Daniels

    I have great memories of Johnny, he was a very kind, warm person so eager to laugh and so much fun to be around. I know he'll be truly missed by his children and family as well as all who knew and loved him.

  • Comment Link Susan Comer Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:14 posted by Susan Comer

    Johnny will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great musician. I remember him singing with his son, Jay, who married my daughter, at their wedding reception. You could see the pride on his face. He loved his children more than anything. Jay, Kim, and Tyler, I know you have some great memories to help you get through the days ahead. I send my love and prayers to all of you.

  • Comment Link Bryan Wilson Wednesday, 23 June 2021 14:10 posted by Bryan Wilson

    You will truly missed my friend.

  • Comment Link Patsy Root Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:37 posted by Patsy Root

    Johnny was a very special man with many talents. He was baseball coach for my two sons and we had many great times ! May he rest in peace. Condolences to the children, especially Jay and Kimberly, who grew up with my children.

  • Comment Link Linda Moore Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:14 posted by Linda Moore

    RIP Johnny - many memories