Melvin Douglas Johnson, of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the age of 91 years. He was born on February 4, 1926 in Virginia to the late Arthur Richard Johnson and India Lee Hairfield Johnson. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring as a chief petty officer, after serving a faithful duty of 26 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW #4809 and the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 60.
Melvin is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Joan Johnson and brother William Burke Johnson.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Jay Jay Fogarty and her husband Bob; daughter Kathy Lynn Johnson; son Donald M. Johnson of Florida; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Rosewood Memorial Park (631 N. Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462) at 1:00 PM.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button below. Please click HERE to visit the memorial gift page for Melvin.
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