John Norman “Johnny” Johnson III

May 4, 1958 - September 8, 2023

05/04/1958 - 09/08/2023

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Friday September 15, 2023
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service

John Norman Johnson III, also known as Johnny, passed away on September 8, 2023, at the age of 65, in Virginia Beach, VA. Johnny was born on May 4, 1958, in Norfolk, VA. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Johnny had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed boating, saltwater fishing, and fly fishing. He also had a kind heart and took pleasure in helping and mentoring others throughout his life.

He is survived by his spouse, Sue Ann Johnson, his brothers Jeffrey W. Johnson (Terrie) and Jason Mark Johnson, his sister Nancy Johnson, his sons Jay, Chris, Joey, and Ryan, his daughter Meghan, and his grandchildren Alexis, Jayson, Joey, and Brooklynn.

Johnny was preceded in death by his father, John N. Johnson Jr., his mother, Nancy L. Johnson, his brother Robert Whedbee, and his nephew Jeffrey W. Johnson Jr.

After graduating from Bayside High School in 1976, Johnny pursued a career in the construction industry. He opened Mitre Fine Carpentry Company in Virginia Beach and later became a GC Superintendent for SB Ballard Construction Company in July of 1996. Johnny’s dedication and expertise led him to become the General Superintendent, and his contributions can be seen in numerous building accomplishments throughout Hampton Roads.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 15th, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, located at 5033 Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach. The service will begin at 2:00 PM in the afternoon. Attendees are welcome to dress casually if they choose.

Johnny’s legacy will live on through his family, friends, and the impact he made on the construction industry. He will be remembered for his love, kindness, and willingness to help others. May he rest in peace.

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Nicole Swain
5 months ago

I knew johnny from working at SB ballard a few years ago Johnny was such a kind person he would always ask how I was doing when I saw him he will be very missed.

Lisa Agrios
7 months ago

I had the pleasure of meeting Johnny for the first time just a few weeks ago here at work. He had such a kind smile that touched his eyes when he said hello to me. Watching the interaction between him and the rest of the Ballard team, I could see how much he was loved and revered. I’ve heard numerous stories of how he has personally and professionally touched people here and throughout the community. I’m thankful I had the privilege of meeting him and getting a glimpse into the man he was. I’m praying for peace and strength for you, your family, and all his family here at work. Much love to you, Sue 
Love & Blessings, Lisa

Yulanda F
7 months ago

To send our deepest sympathy just doesn’t seem like enough.
We know how your grief must burden you, how this time must be so rough.
It’s hard to understand why God takes those we love.
Does He need them more than we do, in Heaven up above?
No one on earth can pretend to know what’s in God’s plan.
All we can do is take it on faith and trust we’ll see our loved ones again.
Whatever you need, whatever we can do.
We want you to know that we’re here for you.
If you just want to talk or need a shoulder to cry on,
We want you to know that we’re here for you to rely on.
However lonely you feel, you are not alone.
We are only as far away as the nearest phone.
So don’t hesitate to call, no matter what you need.
We’ll rush to your side with all Heaven’s speed.
(Written by Kelly Roper)

Jamie Johnson
7 months ago

Sue, we are so sorry that we won’t be able to attend the service. We loved you both and have many fond memories of him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Love Russell and Jamie