In Memory

Harvey Johnson Jr.

Harvey Johnson Jr.

JOHNSON, Basil Harvey Jr., 70, of Ashland, passed away on June 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil Harvey Johnson Sr. and Elizabeth Scott Johnson. Family left to cherish his memory include his wife of 50 years, Carol Tomlin Johnson of Ashland, Va.; sons, Basil Harvey "Bo" Johnson III (Pam), of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Heath Johnson (Gwynn) of Powhatan, Va.; and grandchildren, Haley, Bailey, Grace, Blair, Brett, Caleb and Sadie. Harvey graduated from Hermitage High School, class of 1965. He honorably served his country in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was the founder and owner of Diesel Power of Virginia, Inc./Harvey's Transmissions. He loved fishing and relic hunting, but above all, loved his family. The family will receive friends at Bliley's-Staples Mill on Monday, June 19, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Bliley's-Staples Mill Chapel. Interment will follow at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BARK (Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s), 12300 Farrington Rd., Ashland, Va. 23005, or to Faith Landmarks Ministries, 8491 Chamberlayne Rd., Richmond, Va. 23227.







We have learned that Harvey passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017.  We will update obituary when it is available.  Keep Harvey's family in your prayers.

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06/18/17 06:44 PM #1    

Thomas Eure

Harvey and I met on the first day of seventh grade and became instant friends. During that year we camped and hunted together which consisted mainly of walking in the woods and missing a lot of doves. We found civil war stuff and if it wasn't perfect we wouldn't even pick it up. We hunted where interstate 95 is now. When he came back from the marine basic training and his mom had moved to Ashland and I was away at school in Tennessee, he moved into my room at my house. 

We were truly like brothers, over the course of the years we'd lose touch but when we did see each other it was like no time went by at all. One day Kathy and I were having lunch in the employees caferteria at the hotel and I looked up and saw him and Carol come in, he spotted me way across the room and gave me that sly smile he had. If you've ever been to the Greenbrier it's not easy to find the chatterbox. 

So many tales to tell and it all went by so fast, I guess life is like that. One day you wake up somewhere you don't recognize and you have to figure out where to go next. Which I am sure he has already done. One thing that many people didn't know about him was that he was deeply religious but every now and then we'd ride with the Devil. 

Via Con Dias Amigo 

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06/19/17 09:21 AM #2    

Jeanna (HHS-66) Depew (Mitchell)

Heartfelt love & prayers to his family!

06/25/17 02:26 PM #3    

Sandra Jones (Harrison)

Sending Love and Prayers for Carol and family...

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