Jim Johnson
22 March 1947 - 08 June 2012 (Age 65)

Sunset Hills Memorial Park
24000 Waalew Road
Apple Valley, CA

James Douglas Johnson II, 65 passed away June 8, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida due to a heart attack. He was predeceased by his father Robert Douglas Johnson and survived by Mr. and Mrs. George Dulas.(Mother and Stepfather). His wife of 41 years Vicky Johnson. His daughter Jennifer Johnson-Petteruto, Son James Douglas Johnson III(Doug), his grand-kids Ryan and Kate-Lynn, Dennis Johnson(Brother), Susan Vescera(Sister), many nieces and nephews ,cousins, aunts and uncles in Northern California and Florida. James was born in Coral Gables, Florida on March 22, 1947. He was a resident of Apple Valley residing in California for 52 years. James served in the United States Marine Corp. 1966-1968. He received Purple Heart Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He retired from the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Dept. where he served as a Deputy Sheriff II from 1980 to 1990. He was self employed as a General Contractor from 1975-1980. He also was a part time tour bus driver from 1990 to present. James attended Santa Monica College, Cypress College and San Bernardino College. He was a member of the Over the Hill Gang San Bernardino, Blue Knights Chapter XIII, Paradise Valley Model "A" Ford Club and a Parent Volunteer of Boy Scout Troop 557. In May Jim rode his Harley in the "Run for the Wall" to Washington D.C. from California. He was riding with several hundred Veterans on a mission to honor those who cannot ride, M.I.A's, P.O.W's, K.I.A's. This was something he has wanted to do for sometime, and he did it! He loved his Harley and hot rods but most of all his family and friends. We will miss him dearly.. A Celebration of James' life will be held on Wednesday June 27th at 10:00 AM at the Roy Rogers Dale Evans Chapel at Sunset Hills, 24000 Waalew Road, Apple Valley, California. Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Updated service information and a on line guest book are available at